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How to Remove Leading and Trailing Spaces from Text

We can remove unwanted spaces to the right and left of a text with the TRIM Function. The steps below will walk through the process

Figure 1: Result of the Removed Leading and Trailing Spaces from the Text

Syntax

=TRIM(TEXT)

Formula

=TRIM(A4)

Setting up the Data

  • We will input the TEXT in Column A as shown in FIGURE 2

 

  • The output will be displayed in the empty cells of Column B

 

Figure 2: Data on Round to the Nearest 1000

Remove Leading and Trailing Spaces from Text

  • We will click on Cell B4 and input the formula below

=TRIM(A4)

Figure 3: How to Remove Leading and Trailing Spaces from Text

  • We will press the enter key and drag down with the fill handle to copy the formula to the rest of the cells from B5 to B8

Figure 4: Result of the Removed Leading and Trailing Spaces from the Text

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