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Unable to remove the "space" at the end of text in a cell

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    Question Unable to remove the "space" at the end of text in a cell

    I've tried using Trim and also Text to Columns. Some cells in the food column have spaces at the end of the text and I can't figure out how to remove them. Trim and Text to Columns will remove some, but strangely not all of them. Any suggestions? I'm actually using this as a .csv file which excelforum will not permit me to upload but I've saved it here as an xlsx which seems to have the same issue.

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    Re: Unable to remove the "space" at the end of text in a cell

    The space is a non-breaking space, CHAR(160).
    one way to remove it using a help column

    Please Login or Register  to view this content.
    Or use CTRL+H
    enter ALT+0160 via numeric keypad
    replace with nothing.
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    Re: Unable to remove the "space" at the end of text in a cell

    That is space with char(160). To remove automatically, use Find And Replace (Ctrl-H)
    * First, at one cellthat contains space, press F2
    * Hold shift, left arrow, Ctrl-C (Copy the space), Esc
    * Ctrl-H
    Find what: press Ctrl-V (past the space)
    Replace with: Leave blank (type nothing)
    Replace All

    Hope this help!
    Highlight the column
    Quang PT

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    Re: Unable to remove the "space" at the end of text in a cell

    Duplicate post!!!!

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    Re: Unable to remove the "space" at the end of text in a cell

    Wow -- you guys rock. I used the first solution which works perfectly. Thank you, sincerely!

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