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    Excel 2000 - Extract names (Excel 2000)

    In Cell A1 I have Joe P. Doe
    In Cel A2 I have Anne P. Snow
    In Cell A3 I have Billy Holiday
    What I need. In Cell B1 first name only, C1 middle name if There is one, D1 last name.
    What I need. In Cell B2 first name only, C2 middle name, D2 last name.

    I think you get the idea. Extract data from one cell into multiply cells. HELP

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    Silver Lounger
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    Re: Excel 2000 - Extract names (Excel 2000)

    Chip Pearson's name formulas has the info that you need, but you will have to change them slightly for your format. HTH --Sam
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    Uranium Lounger
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    Re: Excel 2000 - Extract names (Excel 2000)

    If that is as complicated as it can get, it could be done with some formulas. However, could you have any of the following possibilities:

    Joe P Doe (No Period after the initial)
    Joe P Doe, Jr.
    Dr. Joe P. Doe, Sr. DDS
    Joe P. Von Doe

    If your example did show the only possibilities, then these formula put is B1, C1, and D1 and copied down the columns should give you what you want:

    B1 =LEFT(A1,FIND(" ",A1)-1)
    C1 =IF(ISERROR(FIND(".",A1)),"",MID(A1,FIND(".",A1)-1,2))
    D1 =IF(ISERROR(FIND(".",A1)),RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-FIND(" ",A1)),RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-FIND(".",A1)-1))


    If it is any more complicated than your example, then it is probably going to take a macro.
    Legare Coleman

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