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Old May 10th 10, 07:02 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Dave Peterson[_2_] Dave Peterson[_2_] is offline
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Default How do I merge two cells without deleting data from the cell?

As long as your original data is still there, you can use another formula:

=A1&", "&B1

If all you have is the cell with the result, you could use:

=substitute(a1," ",", ")

Stephie wrote:

This worked perfectly, however, I now need to put a comma between the two
names - i.e. currently I have Smith John in one cell, and need Smith, John in
one cell. Is there a way to do that?

"Peo Sjoblom" wrote:

You can't, you can concatenate 2 cells into one by using a formula and

=A1&" "&B1

however stay away from merging cells, always cause more problems than what
it's worth and layout wise you can get very close without using it. I have
never seen a power user using merging


Peo Sjoblom

"Batmans_Wife" wrote:

I'm highlighting two cells in the same row, hitting format cells, alignment,
merge cells and I'm getting the error message, "The selection contains
multiple data values. Merging into one cell will keep the upper-left most
data only." I want to be able to make the two seperate cells one without
deleting anything and without having to cut and paste.


Dave Peterson