CHAR function in Excel

Excel TEXT functions return a number in a specified number format

Remove unwanted characters in Excel

To remove specific unwanted characters in Excel, you can use a formula based on the SUBSTITUTE function. Formula =SUBSTITUTE(B4,CHAR(code),””) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in C4 is: =SUBSTITUTE(B4,CHAR(202),””) Which removes a series of 4 invisible characters at the start of each cell in column B. How this formula works The SUBSTITUTE function can… read more »

Remove line breaks in a cell in Excel

To remove line breaks from a cell, or from text inside a formula, you can use a formula based on the SUBSTITUTE and CHAR functions. Formula =SUBSTITUTE(A1,CHAR(10),”, “) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in C5 is: =SUBSTITUTE(B5,CHAR(10),”, “) which replaces line breaks in B5 with commas. How this formula works First, you should… read more »

How to find nth occurrence of character in Excel

To find the nth occurrence of a character in a text string, you can use a formula based on the FIND and SUBSTITUTE functions. Formula =FIND(CHAR(160),SUBSTITUTE(text,”@”,CHAR(160),N)) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in D5 is: =FIND(CHAR(160),SUBSTITUTE(B5,”@”,CHAR(160),C5)) How this formula works In this example we are looking for the nth occurrence of the “@” character…. read more »

How to get last line in cell in Excel

To get the last word from a text string, you can use a formula based on the TRIM, SUBSTITUTE, RIGHT, and REPT functions. Formula =TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(B5,CHAR(10),REPT(” “,200)),200)) Note: 200 is an arbitrary number that represents the longest line you expect to find in a cell. If you have longer lines, increase this number as needed. Explanation In… read more »

How to use double quotes inside a formula in Excel

If you need to include double quotes inside a formula, you can use additional double quotes as “escape characters”. By escaping a character, you are asking Excel to to treat the ” character as literal text. As always, you’ll also need to include double quotes wherever you would normally in a formula. For example, if… read more »

Add line break based on OS in Excel

To add a line break taking into account the current OS (Mac or Windows), you can use the INFO function to test the system and then return the correct break character — CHAR(10) for Windows, CHAR(13) for Mac. Note: make sure you have text wrap enabled on cells that contain line breaks. Formula =IF(INFO(“system”)=”mac”,CHAR(13),CHAR(10)) Explanation The character… read more »

How to add a line break with a formula while joining text strings in Excel

To add a line break with a formula, you can use the concatenation operator (&) along with the CHAR function. Note: make sure you have text wrap enabled on cells that contain line breaks. Formula =”text”&CHAR(10)&”text” Explanation In the example shown the formula in E4 is: =B4&CHAR(10)&C4&CHAR(10)&D4 How this formula works This formula “glues together”… read more »

How to count line breaks in cell in Excel worksheet

This tutorial shows how to count line breaks in cell in Excel worksheet using example below. To count total lines in a cell, you can use a formula based on the LEN, SUBSTITUTE, and CHAR functions. Formula =LEN(B5)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(B5,CHAR(10),””))+1 Explanation In the example, we are using this formula: =LEN(B5)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(B5,CHAR(10),””))+1 How the formula works First, the LEN function counts… read more »

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