If you need to get the nth word in a text string (i.e. a sentence, phrase, or paragraph) you can so with a clever (and intimidating) formula that combines 5 Excel functions: TRIM, MID, SUBSTITUTE, REPT, and LEN.
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To strip html or other markup from values in cells, you can use the MID function.
In the example shown, the formula in C5 is:
=MID(B5,4,LEN(B5)-7)
How this formula works
The MID function returns characters using a...

Top convert a timestamp entered as text into a proper Excel time, you can use the MID function to extract components and the TIME function to assemble the time. In the example shown, the formula in F5 is:
=TIME(MID(B5...

If you need to get the middle name from a full name, and you already have the first and last names in separate cells, you can use a formula that extracts the middle name using the MID and LEN functions, with help from...

To extract text between parentheses, braces, brackets, etc. you can use a formula based on the MID function, with help from SEARCH function. In the example shown, the formula in C5 is:
=MID(B5,SEARCH("(",B5...

To remove numeric characters from a text string, you can try this experimental formula based on the TEXTJOIN function, new in Excel 2016. In the example shown, the formula in C5 is:
=TEXTJOIN("",TRUE,IF(...

To extract the last two words from a cell, you can use a formula built with several Excel functions, including MID, FIND, SUBSTITUTE, and LEN. In the example shown, the formula in C5 is:
=MID(B5,FIND("@",...

To highlight numbers less than a certain value, including numbers entered as text like "

To extract a substring with an Excel formula, you can use the MID function. In the example shown, the formula in E5 is:
=MID(B5,C5,D5-C5+1)
which, on row 5, returns "Perfect".
How this formula works
Note: in this...

To remove non-numeric characters from a text string, you can try this experimental formula based on the TEXTJOIN function, new in Excel 2016. In the example shown, the formula in C5 is:
{=TEXTJOIN("",TRUE,...

To list worksheets in an Excel workbook, you can use a 2-step approach: (1) define a named range called "sheetnames" with an old macro command and (2) use an INDEX formula to retrieve sheet names using the named range....

To split text at an arbitrary delimiter (comma, space, pipe, etc.) you can use a formula based on the TRIM, MID, SUBSTITUTE, REPT, and LEN functions. In the example shown, the formula in C5 is:
=TRIM(MID(SUBSTITUTE($...

To split dimensions that like 100x50x25 into three separate parts, you can use some rather complicated formulas that use LEFT, MID, RIGHT, FIND, LEN, and SUBSTITUTE.
Note: you can also use Flash Fill in Excel 2013 and...

To extract words that begin with a specific character, you can use a formula based on six functions: TRIM, LEFT, SUBSTITUTE, MID, LEN, and REPT. This approach is useful if you need to extract things like a Twitter user...

To translate letters in a string to numbers, you can use an array formula based on the TEXTJOIN and VLOOKUP functions, with a defined translation table to provide the necessary lookups. In the example shown, the formula...