I know how to pad cells with zeros for a numeric field. I can't figure out how to custom format a cell to pad a text field with spaces.

If I want description to have 10 characters, if they enter BLUE I want it to be BLUE then 5 spaces to make a total of 10) if they enter RED I want it to be RED with 7 spaces to make a total of 10.

With a number, I can just enter 00000 and if I enter 4, it will be 00004 Can you do this type of thing with a text? I can figure out a formula to get what I need, but I want a way to do it directly into the cell when the user types it in.

I need a left side padding for numeric values to keep them in 4 digits ie 1 becomes 0001, 25 becomes 0025 and 345 becomes 0345. Following is the custom number format I tried and it fails.

Using Excel 2007. I have a limit of 80 characters and spaces in a particular cell and I need to force those characters/spaces over 80 to the next cell. Is that possible?

I have columns that are defined with these width's: A - 9B - 1C - 12D - 12

I need a macro that would add spaces to the right of the cell if the cell does not have number of characters of the lenght of the column width.

For instance: Cell A1 has 5 characters so it would need 4 spaces. Cell A2 has 7 characters so it would need 2 spaces. Cell B1 has 1 character so it would NOT need a space. Cell B2 has 0 characters so it would need 1 space.

I need to do a lookup on these cells but for some reason they all appear to have some kind of space characters in each cell which you can see if you double click on them. I have tried trims, text to columns, find replaces and none of these seem to work

I have a huge list of these numbers / codes and they all have the weird space kind of characters at the end

Can anyone give me a solution on how to remove them so my lookup will work?

I'm trying to match in the example, 'Name 1' which will pick the number below name 1. However if I have any space before, ' Name 1' in cell A1 than it won't match. I've put in wildcards in the formula but it still doesn't pick up the space? I need the formula to pick up either no spaces, or any number of spaces before or after 'Name 1'.

I'm trying to add rows based on the numeric value in column I. For an example, if I2 value is 2, add 2 rows below row 2 and keep the same interior color. Is it possible???

I have a column with 11 digit numbers formatted as text (Column C) and it seems like there's three spaces after the number (In Sheet A). I am trying to do a vlookup comparing Sheet A to Sheet B. It's not working and not sure if it's the extra spacing in the cell of Sheet A that's causing the Vlookup not to work.

I would like to compare both lists to see what UPC's are on both sheets. Any ideas how I can do this?

In Sheet A, Column C contains UPC (11 digits) 07845968952

I have a column with a possible value of 1 to 7. The value represents the day of the week. I would like the value to be displayed in such a way that it is on the right position in relation to other days. So day one is a 1 at the first position, day 2 will be a space and then a 2, day 3 will be 2 spaces and then a 3 etc etc.

How to copy part of a cell to a new cell when there are no spaces or specific features to use in the formula. My cell contains a data and time as such: 2013-10-22T14:05:34Z

My hope is to keep the data 2013-10-22 in one column and transfer the 14:05:34 to a new column...if the 'T' and 'Z'

I am trying to get rid of some extra spaces at the end of a word in a cell.

As shown in the following code I have tried different functions to get remove them, but they are not working. Are those not spaces?

The cell has this word : "LPPJ4K2**" ' in excel the * appear as a white space

Code:

Filler = "LPPJ4K2**" ' this word is actually is in a cell Filler = Trim(Filler) ' Not working Filler = Application.Trim(Filler) ' Not working Filler = Replace(Filler, " ", "") ' Not working

Any easy way to remove all spaces from a cell, both leading and trailing? I find it hard to believe that Excel doesn't have this functionality. I don't particulary want to write a VBA script since I have never done it but if that's the only way, I'd love to know how to write it. I have looked everywhere but obviously not in the right places.

I am looking to subtotal specific cells. Basically it is a download from a data base and I have designed an input area for other users to input their predicted figures. But I am trying to put an automatic subtotal for each area depending on the spaces at the start of the cell. I have got a very longwinded formula to get the right subtotals in other files by categorising each line in another file. But I am looking for a vba code to put a simple sum() or sumif() in the relevant areas. I have included some of the categorisation I have had to use for my other formulas.

I copied some data off the web and there are a ton of cells with Currencies that I would like to take out the spaces infront of the numbers. Because without doing so, I am unable to use them in formulas.

so I would like to convert this ' $52,000' to '$52,000'

I tried the Trim(Cell) but that doesn't seem to work, this data does not appear to be text. I can't even change the format on it, doesn't make a difference.

I need VBA to remove more than 3 blank spaces after the city & replace them with a comma & one blank. For example:

All in one column AB starting with row 7 I have:

Johnson City (13 Blank Spaces) NC 75503 (1 to 3 spaces after state & is OK) Jacksonville (10 blank spaces) Fl 23854 Henderson (12 blank spaces) NH 28363 (12 blank spaces) etc

I need all in one column AC starting with row 7: Johnson City, NC 75503 (,space before state, same space after state ok) Jacksonville, FL 23854 Henderson, NH 28363 etc

I am in need of 2 validation macros (formulas) to enter into the validation criteria formula box when creating a custom validation.

1. A formula that will generate an error if there is a space in the text entry. Example:060107_Halo3CG prev.mpg would be an invalid entry due to the space after CG.

2. The same formula as above but this one also needs a 50 character limit added to the criteria.

I've got a single column worksheet with a varying numbers of characters in each row.

At the end of each row's cell value I must add a 5 char string. Preceding that string I must have enough spaces to make the total length of each row 106 characters.

I've already:Defined and populated the string. Let's call it "strMyString".Established how many rows are in the sheet and stored it in "lngUsedRange"Written the following which cycles through each row establishing how many spaces need to be added:

Dim lngSpacesNeeded As Long

For i = 1 To lngUsedRange lngSpacesNeeded = 101 - Len(Range("A" & i)) Next i

Now I just need to know what else to put before "Next i" to locate the end of the existing text in the cell and add the number of spaces in "lngSpacesNeeded" then add "strMyString".

I need to clear a value in a cell(what ever may be the value) based on a condition in another cell and set it to blank. Ex: If cell A is blank and then i need make cell B also blank, if cell A has some value then i should not disturb B I need to do this using formula. I have tried the below, but no use, IF(AA1="",REPLACE(Y1,1,10,""))

is there a formula which can locate instances of same text even though due to spaces it may look different? for example, "bad apple" and "badapple" are essentially the same.

i have a text field that has last name, first name and an id number. All of this data is in the same cell. i want to take the id number from this cell, and paste it into an adjacent cell. The id number takes up the last 9 or 10 spaces in the cell.

Excel 2007.I have a list of postcodes (UK) which have different lengths of characters (including spaces) from 6-8, however our system seems to add additional spaces inbetween the postcode, so it could have upto 11/12 characters (inc spaces) Below is what could come out:

What I need is a formula to ensure each postcode only has 8 characters by inserting spaces between if there's less than 8 char and trimming if there's more than 8 char

So from the above postcodes the desired results would be:

EH21 6PQ - 1 Space (8 Char) - This would be correct EH12 9HG - 3 Spaces (10 Char) - Trim off 2 spaces from the middle E1 8DF - 3 Spaces (8 Char) - This would be correct LL5 1GH - 2 Spaces (8 Char) - This would be correct L5 1FG - 1 Space (6 Char) - Insert 2 spaces in the middle

I have a list in Column A" Job List" (the amount of entries will change based on job openings). There are some cells that are blank; randomly throughout. I need to create a new Column B "Current Jobs List" with no spaces. I have to do this weekly and each time I update my "Current Jobs List" from the new data in the "Job List" without any spaces.(I do not want to just do a filter) .

I have come up with this to Trim all of the data from rows 2:30 removing any trailing spaces after the last word in each cell. The macro takes a couple of minutes to run have I got something wrong that is making it run slowly or does the Trim process just take longer?

Sub TRIM_RANGE() Dim myRange As Range Dim myRow As Range Sheets("CAMPAIGNS_2007").Select Set myRange = Range("2:30") If myRange Is Nothing Then Exit Sub Application. ScreenUpdating = False myRange.Replace What:=Chr(160), Replacement:=Chr(32), _ LookAt:=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, MatchCase:=False For Each myRow In myRange.Columns If Application. CountA(myRow) > 0 Then myRow.TextToColumns Destination:=myRow(1), _ DataType:=xlFixedWidth, FieldInfo:=Array(0, 1) End If Next myRow Application.ScreenUpdating = True End Sub