I have a leading space in my formula, which is causing it not to function.
How do I get rid of it?
I have a leading space in my formula, which is causing it not to function.
How do I get rid of it?
You can use the Trim function but I have found it quicker to use VBA
Dim r As Object
For Each r In Range("rCheck")
r.Value = Trim(r.Value)
Next
Range rCheck being the range where the formulae need changing
Hope this helps
Badger
Hi
select the formulas and choose edit / replace
in the find what box press your space bar
leave the replace with box empty
press Replace All
NOTE: when trying something new like this it is always a good idea to do it
on a copy of your workbook first ... just to ensure that the results you get
are the results you expect.
--
Cheers
JulieD
check out www.hcts.net.au/tipsandtricks.htm
....well i'm working on it anyway
"kan2953" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I have a leading space in my formula, which is causing it not to function.
> How do I get rid of it?
Hi,
Not sure what you mean by a space at the beginning of a formula.
To remove a leading space from the contents of a cell, use the TRIM function.
If A1 contains (space)ABC, then, if you enter =TRIM(A1) in cell B2, the
contents of B2 will be ABC.
"kan2953" wrote:
> I have a leading space in my formula, which is causing it not to function.
> How do I get rid of it?
If you have a space before the equal sign in the formula
that you want to eliminate so the formula can function
you can use the TrimALL macro found on my page
http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/join.htm#trimall
---
HTH,
David McRitchie, Microsoft MVP - Excel [site changed Nov. 2001]
My Excel Pages: http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/excel.htm
Search Page: http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/search.htm
"kan2953" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> I have a leading space in my formula, which is causing it not to function.
> How do I get rid of it?
Would be okay if the only spaces are unwanted
spaces before the the equal sign, but it would be
better to replace space equal sign by equal sign.
so as not to destroy embedded spaces as in
i.e. = A1 & " " & B1
The TrimAll macro on my join.htm page will convert
CHAR(128) to spaces first and then TRIM. Used all the
time as a fixup for bad typing introducing spaces and for
copying tables from web pages where the spaces are
really (nonbreaking spaces).
---
HTH,
David McRitchie, Microsoft MVP - Excel [site changed Nov. 2001]
My Excel Pages: http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/excel.htm
Search Page: http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/search.htm
"JulieD" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> Hi
>
> select the formulas and choose edit / replace
> in the find what box press your space bar
> leave the replace with box empty
>
> press Replace All
>
> NOTE: when trying something new like this it is always a good idea to do it
> on a copy of your workbook first ... just to ensure that the results you get
> are the results you expect.
>
> --
> Cheers
> JulieD
> check out www.hcts.net.au/tipsandtricks.htm
> ...well i'm working on it anyway
> "kan2953" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> >I have a leading space in my formula, which is causing it not to function.
> > How do I get rid of it?
>
>
Hi Ken,
If you use the TRIM Worksheet Function, you will remove the
leading space, but it will be your TRIM formula that is in use
and it will be text. Converting the formula to values would
have a text value that looks like a formula, you would then have
to hit F2 and Enter for each cell or run a macro that does reenters
Better solution, I think, is to use the TRIMALL macro in
http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/join.htm#trimall
and change the cells right where they are.
---
HTH,
David McRitchie, Microsoft MVP - Excel [site changed Nov. 2001]
My Excel Pages: http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/excel.htm
Search Page: http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/search.htm
"Ken Hudson" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> Hi,
> Not sure what you mean by a space at the beginning of a formula.
> To remove a leading space from the contents of a cell, use the TRIM function.
> If A1 contains (space)ABC, then, if you enter =TRIM(A1) in cell B2, the
> contents of B2 will be ABC.
>
> "kan2953" wrote:
>
> > I have a leading space in my formula, which is causing it not to function.
> > How do I get rid of it?
Hi David
you're absolutely correct ... don't know where my brain was when i typed
that answer
--
Cheers
JulieD
check out www.hcts.net.au/tipsandtricks.htm
....well i'm working on it anyway
"David McRitchie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:%[email protected]...
> Would be okay if the only spaces are unwanted
> spaces before the the equal sign, but it would be
> better to replace space equal sign by equal sign.
> so as not to destroy embedded spaces as in
> i.e. = A1 & " " & B1
>
> The TrimAll macro on my join.htm page will convert
> CHAR(128) to spaces first and then TRIM. Used all the
> time as a fixup for bad typing introducing spaces and for
> copying tables from web pages where the spaces are
> really (nonbreaking spaces).
> ---
> HTH,
> David McRitchie, Microsoft MVP - Excel [site changed Nov. 2001]
> My Excel Pages: http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/excel.htm
> Search Page: http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/search.htm
>
> "JulieD" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
>> Hi
>>
>> select the formulas and choose edit / replace
>> in the find what box press your space bar
>> leave the replace with box empty
>>
>> press Replace All
>>
>> NOTE: when trying something new like this it is always a good idea to do
>> it
>> on a copy of your workbook first ... just to ensure that the results you
>> get
>> are the results you expect.
>>
>> --
>> Cheers
>> JulieD
>> check out www.hcts.net.au/tipsandtricks.htm
>> ...well i'm working on it anyway
>> "kan2953" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]...
>> >I have a leading space in my formula, which is causing it not to
>> >function.
>> > How do I get rid of it?
>>
>>
>
>
why couldnt you just hit the F2 and move the curser in front of the space and hit the delete key?
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