Excel TRIM Function
The TRIM function is premade in Excel and used to remove irregular text spacing and keep single spaces between words.
It is typed
If you want to use the function on a single cell, write:
If you want to use the function on a range of cells, write:
Note: Irregular spacing is unnecessary spacing within the dataset that can occur before, after or between text or numbers within a cell.
Example TRIM Function
Use Trim to tidy up irregular spaces in the dataset within the range
Note: To define the range, separate the range values with a colon symbol
How to Use TRIM Function
Step 1) Start the TRIM function
- Select a cell
- Double click the TRIM command
Step 2) Select a range of cells to be used in the TRIM function
- Select a range (
- Hit enter
Try it yourself!
Copy the values in the example above and try it on your own!
The range of values will be tidied up.
The function returns a dataset formatted without irregular spaces:
Step 3) Use the TRIM function with spacing between text:
=TRIM function by following the steps in the example above to format the text:
The text looks much better now!