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    Remove Blank Lines

    Hello,

    I have a massive list of Business names & Addresses.

    like:

    Business Name A
    address 1
    address 2
    Address 3
    postcode
    opening times



    Business Name B
    address 1
    etc
    etc


    Between each company, there is 3 blank rows.
    How can I remove 2 of the blank rows and just leave 1

    I started doing it manually, but there is over 14000 rows...

    please help.



    Thanks
    Last edited by NBVC; 08-16-2010 at 12:56 PM.

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    Re: Remove Blank Lines

    Assuming data is in column A, starting at A2, then add column with formula:

    =AND(A2="",A3<>"")

    copied down all the way.

    Then apply Autofilter (Data|Filter|Autofilter) to the table and filter For TRUE.

    Delete those Rows and remove the Autofilter.
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    Re: Remove Blank Lines

    Hello,

    I tried the above, but it only puts TRUE on 1 of the blank rows. There is 3 blank rows and I want to leave only 1.

    your method is resulting in:

    A2 business name FALSE
    A3 Address 1 FALSE
    A4 Address 2 FALSE
    A5 Address 3 FALSE
    A6 Postcode FALSE
    A7 Opening time FALSE
    A8 blank FALSE
    A9 blank FALSE
    A10 blank TRUE
    A11 Address 1 FALSE
    A12 Adress 2 FALSE

    etc etc.....

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    Re: Remove Blank Lines

    Sorry, misinterpreted you...

    Try:

    =OR(AND(A3="",A1=""),AND(A2="",A3<>""))

    copied down.

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    Re: Remove Blank Lines

    Hi, that worked OK, (sort of) but I managed to get it looking how I want.

    1 more problem you could kindly help me with?

    say the business name is: ABC products ltd

    in the text string it actually says: ABC Products ltd (34 miles)

    I retrieved this info from a closest dealer search on the internet.

    How would I remove the (34 miles) bit from each company name?



    ?


    thankyou again.

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    Re: Remove Blank Lines

    As this is not a question related to the original question directly, you need to start a new thread please.

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