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Remove Extra Spaces from Selection Using Macros In Excel

If you want to quickly remove extra spaces at the start and end of your text, Excel... read more

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If you want to quickly remove extra spaces at the start and end of your text, Excel Macros will do that for you! It is very similar to the TRIM formula as well.

Make sure your Excel has the Developer Tab enabled following this tutorial.

I explain how you can do this below step by step!

What does it do?

Removes spaces at the start and end from your selection

Copy Source Code:


Sub RemoveExtraSpacesFromSelection()

Dim range As Range
Dim cell As Range

Set range = Selection

'loop through each cell and trim them
For Each cell In range
If Not IsEmpty(cell) Then
cell = Trim(cell)
End If
Next cell

End Sub

Final Result: 

Remove Extra Spaces from Selection Using Macros In Excel

Exercise Workbook:

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Download excel workbookRemove-Extra-Spaces-from-Selection.xlsm


These are our text that we want to clean up:

Remove Extra Spaces from Selection Using Macros In Excel

STEP 1: Go to Developer > Code > Visual Basic

Remove Extra Spaces from Selection Using Macros In Excel | MyExcelOnline

 

STEP 2: Paste in your code and Select Save. Close the window afterwards.

Remove Extra Spaces from Selection Using Macros In Excel

 

STEP 3: Let us test it out!

Open the sheet containing the data. Go to Developer > Code > Macros

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Make sure your text and macro are both selected. Click Run.

Remove Extra Spaces from Selection Using Macros In Excel

 

With just one click, all of the unneeded extra spaces are all removed!

Remove Extra Spaces from Selection Using Macros In Excel

 

How to Remove Extra Spaces from Selection Using Macros In Excel

 

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Bryan

Bryan Hong is an IT Software Developer for more than 10 years and has the following certifications: Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD): Web Developer, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Applications, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA).

He is also an Amazon #1 bestselling author of 4 Microsoft Excel books and a teacher of Microsoft Excel & Office at the MyExecelOnline Academy Online Course.

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