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Placing Quotation Marks Around Text With Column

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    Placing Quotation Marks Around Text With Column


    I need to place "quotation marks" around text within column J.

    It looks like:

    Art & Entertainment > Gift Giving > Gift Wrapping
    Business & Industrial > Retail > Fabric Bags

    And needs to look like:

    "Art & Entertainment > Gift Giving > Gift Wrapping"
    "Business & Industrial > Retail > Fabric Bags"

    There is no case requirement, however there are blank rows that would
    need to be skipped. The range is rows 2 - 5574.

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    Re: Placing Quotation Marks Around Text With Column

    in an adjacent column, enter formula in row 2


    change A2 to whatever cell is holding the string, then copy down.

    Then copy this new column.

    Go to the original column and go to Edit|Paste Special and select Values.

    Click Ok.

    Now delete the added formula column.
    Where there is a will there are many ways.

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    Re: Placing Quotation Marks Around Text With Column

    Without macros, here's how I'd do it.
    In another column, row 2, Assuming your data is in column A, use this formula, dragged down
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    I chose ) as it is a character that isn't likely to appear in any of your data. Substitute another character if that is not the case.
    You can then copy >paste special>value back on top of your original data to remove the formulas.
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    substitute commas with semi-colons if your region settings requires
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