If you need to strip leading and trailing spaces from text in one or more cells, you can use the TRIM function.
In the example show, the formula in cell C3 is:
Once you've removed extra spaces, you can...
To remove line breaks from a cell, or from text inside a formula, you can use a formula based on the SUBSTITUTE and CHAR functions. In the example shown, the formula in C5 is:
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