How To: Use text functions (TRIM, PROPER, SUBSTITUTE) in Excel

Use text functions (TRIM, PROPER, SUBSTITUTE) in Excel

Whether you're interested in learning Microsoft Excel from the bottom up or just looking to pick up a few tips and tricks, you're in the right place. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, ExcelIsFun, the 11th installment in his "Highline Excel Class" series of free video Excel lessons, you'll learn how to transform bad data into useful data using formulas and text functions such as TRIM, PROPER, SUBSTITUTE, REPLACE, FIND and LEFT. Also see how to use the ampersand and the CONCATENATE function to join data. See how to speed up slow calculating spreadsheets with a concatenated column that joins three criteria and makes conditional (criteria) summing (adding) quicker.

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