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I have a list of data and I want to remove the first word of each cell in one
column and put it in a separate column. Is there a formula for this?



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=LEFT(A1,FIND(" ",A1)-1)

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I have a list of data and I want to remove the first word of each cell in
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Default Take first word out of cell and put it in a new cell

Thanks Bob, but that only copies the word. I want to cut it out of the cell
rather than copy it. Any other suggestions?

Lyn.

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=LEFT(A1,FIND(" ",A1)-1)

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Default Take first word out of cell and put it in a new cell

You can't do that with a formula, you would need VBA, macro code.

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Thanks Bob, but that only copies the word. I want to cut it out of the
cell
rather than copy it. Any other suggestions?

Lyn.

"Bob Phillips" wrote:

=LEFT(A1,FIND(" ",A1)-1)

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HTH

Bob

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I have a list of data and I want to remove the first word of each cell
in
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column and put it in a separate column. Is there a formula for this?







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Default Take first word out of cell and put it in a new cell

Can you use two formula cells?

Use Bob's formula to get the first word.

Then use this formula to get the rest of the words.
=MID(A1,FIND(" ",A1)+1,LEN(A1))

If you wanted, you could convert both these columns of formulas to values
(edit|copy, edit|Paste special|values) and delete the original data.




LM wrote:

Thanks Bob, but that only copies the word. I want to cut it out of the cell
rather than copy it. Any other suggestions?

Lyn.

"Bob Phillips" wrote:

=LEFT(A1,FIND(" ",A1)-1)

--
__________________________________
HTH

Bob

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I have a list of data and I want to remove the first word of each cell in
one
column and put it in a separate column. Is there a formula for this?






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Default Take first word out of cell and put it in a new cell

Just brilliant. That worked a treat. You have just saved me days of work -
I thought I would have to do it manually. Thank you so much to both of you.

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Can you use two formula cells?

Use Bob's formula to get the first word.

Then use this formula to get the rest of the words.
=MID(A1,FIND(" ",A1)+1,LEN(A1))

If you wanted, you could convert both these columns of formulas to values
(edit|copy, edit|Paste special|values) and delete the original data.




LM wrote:

Thanks Bob, but that only copies the word. I want to cut it out of the cell
rather than copy it. Any other suggestions?

Lyn.

"Bob Phillips" wrote:

=LEFT(A1,FIND(" ",A1)-1)

--
__________________________________
HTH

Bob

"LM" wrote in message
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I have a list of data and I want to remove the first word of each cell in
one
column and put it in a separate column. Is there a formula for this?






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Dave Peterson



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