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    Spaces (97)

    Hi I have over a thousand rows of data, unfortunately this data has a large space betwwen the text. Is there a fast way of getting rid of this large space (shown in the pic) and replacing it with a dash as shown in the second pic ive included.
    Many thanks for the help in advance,
    Rob.

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    Re: Spaces (97)

    If this is a one time thing, I would do it like this:

    - Select all cells for processing
    - control-h (Edit, Replace)
    - Enter three spaces in the Find box
    - replace with " - " (space, dash,space)
    - replace all
    - now enter two spaces in the find box and empty the replace box
    - hit "replace all" until Excel complains it cannot find anything.
    Jan Karel Pieterse
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    Re: Spaces (97)

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