The MID function returns characters using a fixed starting point and ending point. In this case, the markup consists of the html bold tag, which appears at the start of each cell and the associated closing tag, which appears at the end.
The MID function has been configured to always start at 4, which effectively strips the starting tag from the value. The second argument, num_chars, is calculated by getting the total characters in the cell with LEN, then subtracting 7. We use 7 because the starting bold tag is 3 characters and the closing tag is 4 characters = 7 characters total.
With these arguments, MID extracts just the text between the two tags and returns the result.
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 the cells with formulas and...
To separate text and numbers, you can use a formula based on the FIND function, the MIN function, and the LEN function with the LEFT or RIGHT function, depending on whether you want to extract the text or the number. In the example shown, the...
The Excel LEN function returns the length of a given text string as the number of characters. LEN will also count characters in numbers, but number formatting is not included.
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