How to Remove Text in Excel

With Text Toolkit for Microsoft Excel

With the Text Toolkit add-in for Excel, you can easily remove characters and strings from the selected cells. In this manual, find out how to use the Remove Text utility.

  1. To run Text Toolkit in Excel, go to the Home tab and click the Text Toolkit icon:
    Click Text Toolkit.
  2. Select Remove Text:

    Select Remove Text.

  3. You will see the Remove Text pane. Select your options and click the Remove button:

    The Remove Text pane.

  1. Select the range of cells where you want to remove text.
  2. Select this radio button to remove specific characters or text strings. To remove several characters or strings, enter them and press the Enter button after each. If you want to remove spaces, press the Space key and then Enter. To delete line breaks, press Shift+Enter and then Enter.
  3. Tick the Case-sensitive box if you want the tool to distinguish the case of text you entered from text in your cells. For instance, with selected Case-sensitive, "E" and "e" will be recognized as different values, though with unchecked Case-sensitive, they will be identified as the same values and removed.
  4. Also, you can get specific character sets removed. Check this radio button, open the drop-down list and select the set you want to eliminate:
    Remove character sets.
  5. If you tick the Enable Undo box, the Undo button will appear:
    Tick Enable Undo to be able to Undo.
    As soon as you hit Remove, the Undo button will become clickable and you'll be able to undo the changes made by the add-in:
    Undo the changes.

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