Excel Text Function Videos

Short videos show how to use Excel Text functions - SUBSTITUTE, REPLACE, TRIM and other functions

Learn more about SUBSTITUTE, TRIM, and other text functions, in my ebook kit: 30 Excel Functions in 30 Days

ADDRESS Function

The ADDRESS function returns a cell address as text, based on a row and column number. It can return an absolute or relative address, in A1 or R1C1 style. A sheet name can also be included in the result.

In this video you'll see how to use ADDRESS to get a cell address from row and column numbers, find a cell value from row and column numbers, and return the address of the cell with the highest value.

REPLACE Function

The REPLACE function replaces characters within text, based on the number of characters, and starting position, specified.

In this video you'll see how to change area codes in phone numbers, replace the first space with a colon and space, and use nested REPLACE functions to insert hyphens


The SUBSTITUTE function replaces characters within text, for all instances, or for a specified occurrence.

In this video you'll see how to use SUBSTITUTE to change a region name in a report title, remove non-printing characters, and substitute a space character

TEXT Function

The TEXT function converts a date or number to text, and lets you specify the formatting by using special format strings.

Watch this short video to see the steps for combining text and formatting the results, using the TEXT function.

TRIM Function

The TRIM function removes all the spaces in a text string, except for single spaces between words.

In this video you'll see how to use TRIM to remove spaces from the start and end of a text string, remove all except single spaces between words, and you'll see that TRIM does NOT remove some special space characters that have been copied from websites.

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Last updated: December 29, 2016 3:13 PM
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