Cell Cleaner for Microsoft Excel

Replace carriage returns , convert text to numbers in Excel 2016, 2013-2007

Convert numbers stored as text to number format, replace line breaks

If you need to trim spaces in Excel, Cell Cleaner is exactly what you need. Besides removing excess spaces with this helpful tool you can convert numbers stored as text to number format, replace irrelevant characters with new ones and even replace the carriage return in Excel 2016-2007.

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Convert numbers stored as text to numbers

Sometimes numerical data in worksheets are formatted as text. One of the ways to indicate that numbers have text format is to put an apostrophe before them. It often happens when digits are imported from a database. You can change text to number format in Excel, following these steps:

  1. Select the range with the numbers formatted as text.
  2. Select the Convert numbers stored as text to numbers option. Change digits formatted as text to number format by choosing this option
  3. Click the Convert button to see the results.

Convert characters

Your spreadsheet may contain irrelevant characters that you need to replace individually with a new one. Not to repeat the same steps several times, use the Convert characters option.

  1. Pick the range with unwanted characters you need to replace.
  2. Select the Convert characters radio button.
  3. Enter all characters you want to replace individually in the Convert characters field.
  4. Type the character that will replace the irrelevant ones in the to field. Use this option to replace several individual characters with another one
  5. Click the Convert button to see the results.

Replace carriage returns in Excel

When you import databases from an external source to Excel they may contain extra line breaks which you may want to replace with a space or a different character.

  1. Pick the range with the line breaks you need to replace.
  2. Select the Convert line break to radio button.
  3. Enter the character that will replace carriage returns in your Excel cells in the Convert line break to field. Replace line breaks with a space with this option
  4. Click the Convert button.

Thus if you need to convert text to number format, change irrelevant characters or replace carriage returns in Excel, our multifunctional Cell Cleaner add-in can help you do that in seconds.

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