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 remove some of the natural complexity of text (strip punctuation, normalize case, remove extra spaces) you can use a formula based on the SUBSTITUTE function, with help from the TRIM and LOWER functions.
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To convert dates in text format dd/mm/yy to a true date in mm/dd/yy format, you can use uses a formula based on the DATE function. In the example shown, the formula in C5 is:
=DATE(RIGHT(B5,2)+2000,MID(B5,4,2),LEFT(B5...

To count the total words in a cell, you can use a formula based on the LEN and SUBSTITUTE functions. In the example shown, C3 contains this formula:
=LEN(TRIM(B3))-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(B3," ",""))+1
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To extract a word that contains specific text,you can use a formula based on several functions, including TRIM, LEFT, SUBSTITUTE, MID, MAX, and REPT. You can use this formula to extract things like email addresses, or...

If you need to clean up names that are not in a proper case, you can use a simple formula based on PROPER functions.
In the example the formula in C5 is:
=PROPER(B5)
How this formula works
The PROPER function...

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:
=TRIM(B3)
Once you've removed extra spaces, you can copy...

To get the last word from a text string, you can use a formula based on the TRIM, SUBSTITUTE, RIGHT, and REPT functions.
In the example shown, the formula in C5 is:
=TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(B5,CHAR(10),REPT("...

To get the last word from a text string, you can use a formula based on the TRIM, SUBSTITUTE, RIGHT, and REPT functions. In the example shown, the formula in C6 is:
=TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(B6," ",REPT(...

To join multiple cell values with a comma, you can use a formula based on the SUBSTITUTE and TRIM functions. You can use this same approach to concatenate values in cells with any delimiter you like. In the example...

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 lines from a multi-line cell, you can use a clever (and intimidating) formula that combines 5 Excel functions: TRIM, MID, SUBSTITUTE, REPT, and LEN.
In the example shown, the formula in D5 is:
=TRIM(MID(...

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...

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.
How...

To extract the page, or the part of a path after the last forward slash (/), you can use a formula based on several Excel functions: TRIM, RIGHT, SUBSTITUTE, and REPT. In the example shown, the formula in C5 is:
=TRIM...