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    Split a line of words, each word in a separate cell

    This must be easy but I'm fighting with it for hours. Please help

    I have lists of words like this one:
    !BERLIN, !LONDON, !MADRID, !PARIS, !ROME, !ATHENS

    I need a formula which will split these lines, each word in a separate cell, without the comas.
    In the example attached, I need formulas in columns B-K, which will do this for up to 10 words for each row.

    Thanks in advance!!
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    Re: Split a line of words, each word in a separate cell

    Have you tried Text to Columns function under the Data tab
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    Re: Split a line of words, each word in a separate cell

    I need it to be automatic, with formulas...

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    Re: Split a line of words, each word in a separate cell

    Formulas get longer and longer...

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    Re: Split a line of words, each word in a separate cell

    Hitch75,

    Attached is a modified version of your example file. In cell B2 and copied over and down to cell K4 is this formula:
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    Re: Split a line of words, each word in a separate cell

    Here's a solution with just two formulas.
    In B2 dragged down
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    same as Abousetta's

    In C2 dragged across and down
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    See attached. Does that work for you?
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    substitute commas with semi-colons if your region settings requires
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    Re: Split a line of words, each word in a separate cell

    Personally, I would use vba to split the cell into an array and print back to the sheet... but that's just me

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    Re: Split a line of words, each word in a separate cell

    Nice one Tiger.

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    Re: Split a line of words, each word in a separate cell

    abousetta, I took your formulas which get longer and longer
    it works fine.

    thanks!!

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    Re: Split a line of words, each word in a separate cell

    All, I am borrowing this thread as it very similar to what I am looking for except that I am looking to code a user defined function, "Split" with 1 argument. My text are delimited by | but with various parts and sometime empty part. Please help. Thanks.

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    Re: Split a line of words, each word in a separate cell

    @ slc

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    Your post does not comply with Rule 2 of our Forum RULES. Don't post a question in the thread of another member -- start your own thread. If you feel it's particularly relevant, provide a link to the other thread. It makes sense to have a new thread for your question because a thread with numerous replies can be off putting & difficult to pick out relevant replies.

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    Re: Split a line of words, each word in a separate cell

    no worry. I will create a new thread.

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    Re: Split a line of words, each word in a separate cell

    thought i should share this variation, entered in B2:

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    and drag-filled right...
    Last edited by icestationzbra; 08-08-2012 at 11:17 PM. Reason: absoref
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    CSE, aka Array aka { }, formulae are confirmed with CONTROL+SHIFT+ENTER.
    Replace commas ( , ) with semicolons ( ; ) in formulae, if your locale setting demands.
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    Re: Split a line of words, each word in a separate cell

    Also to share with others on how to do similar text split using a user defined function. Refer to the URL below:
    http://www.excelforum.com/excel-form...-function.html

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