## Insert A Special Character Every X Characters In A Text Cell |

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Hello,

I am having difficulty with the following problem:

I have in column A 150 rows of text containing between 4 and 80 words (20 to 300 characters or so) and I need to insert /n every 80 characters without cutting words.

For example:

Cell A1

Hello my name is peter. I am married and have three kids. I work as a postman and enjoy meeting new people.

this should become something like:

Hello my name is peter. I am married and have three kids. I work /n as a postman and enjoy meeting new people.

The use of a simple text-to-column would permit me to reconstruct (using =A1&" "&B1...) the phrase and insert /n every X words but wouldn't take into consideration the number of characters (which is a problem).

If anyone knows a macro or formula that could help, I would much appreciate it.

Thanks,

Mike

I am having difficulty with the following problem:

I have in column A 150 rows of text containing between 4 and 80 words (20 to 300 characters or so) and I need to insert /n every 80 characters without cutting words.

For example:

Cell A1

Hello my name is peter. I am married and have three kids. I work as a postman and enjoy meeting new people.

this should become something like:

Hello my name is peter. I am married and have three kids. I work /n as a postman and enjoy meeting new people.

The use of a simple text-to-column would permit me to reconstruct (using =A1&" "&B1...) the phrase and insert /n every X words but wouldn't take into consideration the number of characters (which is a problem).

If anyone knows a macro or formula that could help, I would much appreciate it.

Thanks,

Mike

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Ringgit Malaysia : Nineteen Thousand Nine Hundred NinetyNine Only

For 20,000 and above it show

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Code as below:

Function SpellNumber(amt As Variant) As Variant

Dim FIGURE As Variant

Dim LENFIG As Integer

Dim i As Integer

Dim WORDs(19) As String

Dim tens(9) As String

WORDs(1) = "One"

WORDs(2) = "Two"

WORDs(3) = "Three"

WORDs(4) = "Four"

WORDs(5) = "Five"

WORDs(6) = "Six"

WORDs(7) = "Seven"

WORDs(8) = "Eight"

WORDs(9) = "Nine"

WORDs(10) = "Ten"

WORDs(11) = "Eleven"

WORDs(12) = "Twelve"

WORDs(13) = "Thirteen"

WORDs(14) = "Fourteen"

WORDs(15) = "Fifteen"

WORDs(16) = "Sixteen"

WORDs(17) = "Seventeen"

WORDs(18) = "Eighteen"

WORDs(19) = "Nineteen"

tens(2) = "Twenty"

tens(3) = "Thirty"

tens(4) = "Fourty"

tens(5) = "Fifty"

tens(6) = "Sixty"

tens(7) = "Seventy"

tens(8) = "Eighty"

tens(9) = "Ninety"

FIGURE = amt

FIGURE = Format(FIGURE, "FIXED")

FIGLEN = Len(FIGURE)

If FIGLEN < 12 Then

FIGURE = Space(12 - FIGLEN) & FIGURE

End If

If Val(Left(FIGURE, 9)) > 1 Then

SpellNumber = "Ringgit Malaysia : "

ElseIf Val(Left(FIGURE, 9)) = 1 Then

SpellNumber = "Ringgit Malaysia "

End If

For i = 1 To 3

If Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)) < 20 And Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)) > 0 Then

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & WORDs(Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)))

ElseIf Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)) > 19 Then

Ntow = Ntow & tens(Val(Left(FIGURE, 1)))

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & WORDs(Val(Right(Left(FIGURE, 2), 1)))

End If

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SpellNumber = SpellNumber & " Crore "

ElseIf i = 2 And Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)) > 0 Then

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & " Hundred "

ElseIf i = 3 And Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)) > 0 Then

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & " Thousand "

End If

FIGURE = Mid(FIGURE, 3)

Next i

If Val(Left(FIGURE, 1)) > 0 Then

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & WORDs(Val(Left(FIGURE, 1))) + " Hundred "

End If

FIGURE = Mid(FIGURE, 2)

If Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)) < 20 And Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)) > 0 Then

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & WORDs(Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)))

ElseIf Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)) > 19 Then

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & tens(Val(Left(FIGURE, 1)))

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & WORDs(Val(Right(Left(FIGURE, 2), 1)))

End If

FIGURE = Mid(FIGURE, 4)

If Val(FIGURE) > 0 Then

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & " And Cents "

If Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)) < 20 And Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)) > 0 Then

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & WORDs(Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)))

ElseIf Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)) > 19 Then

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & tens(Val(Left(FIGURE, 1)))

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & WORDs(Val(Right(Left(FIGURE, 2), 1)))

End If

End If

FIGURE = amt

FIGURE = Format(FIGURE, "FIXED")

If Val(FIGURE) > 0 Then

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & " Only "

End If

End Function

For 19,999 it show

Ringgit Malaysia : Nineteen Thousand Nine Hundred NinetyNine Only

For 20,000 and above it show

Ringgit Malaysia : Thousand Only

Code as below:

Function SpellNumber(amt As Variant) As Variant

Dim FIGURE As Variant

Dim LENFIG As Integer

Dim i As Integer

Dim WORDs(19) As String

Dim tens(9) As String

WORDs(1) = "One"

WORDs(2) = "Two"

WORDs(3) = "Three"

WORDs(4) = "Four"

WORDs(5) = "Five"

WORDs(6) = "Six"

WORDs(7) = "Seven"

WORDs(8) = "Eight"

WORDs(9) = "Nine"

WORDs(10) = "Ten"

WORDs(11) = "Eleven"

WORDs(12) = "Twelve"

WORDs(13) = "Thirteen"

WORDs(14) = "Fourteen"

WORDs(15) = "Fifteen"

WORDs(16) = "Sixteen"

WORDs(17) = "Seventeen"

WORDs(18) = "Eighteen"

WORDs(19) = "Nineteen"

tens(2) = "Twenty"

tens(3) = "Thirty"

tens(4) = "Fourty"

tens(5) = "Fifty"

tens(6) = "Sixty"

tens(7) = "Seventy"

tens(8) = "Eighty"

tens(9) = "Ninety"

FIGURE = amt

FIGURE = Format(FIGURE, "FIXED")

FIGLEN = Len(FIGURE)

If FIGLEN < 12 Then

FIGURE = Space(12 - FIGLEN) & FIGURE

End If

If Val(Left(FIGURE, 9)) > 1 Then

SpellNumber = "Ringgit Malaysia : "

ElseIf Val(Left(FIGURE, 9)) = 1 Then

SpellNumber = "Ringgit Malaysia "

End If

For i = 1 To 3

If Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)) < 20 And Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)) > 0 Then

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & WORDs(Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)))

ElseIf Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)) > 19 Then

Ntow = Ntow & tens(Val(Left(FIGURE, 1)))

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & WORDs(Val(Right(Left(FIGURE, 2), 1)))

End If

If i = 1 And Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)) > 0 Then

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & " Crore "

ElseIf i = 2 And Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)) > 0 Then

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & " Hundred "

ElseIf i = 3 And Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)) > 0 Then

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & " Thousand "

End If

FIGURE = Mid(FIGURE, 3)

Next i

If Val(Left(FIGURE, 1)) > 0 Then

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & WORDs(Val(Left(FIGURE, 1))) + " Hundred "

End If

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SpellNumber = SpellNumber & WORDs(Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)))

ElseIf Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)) > 19 Then

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & tens(Val(Left(FIGURE, 1)))

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & WORDs(Val(Right(Left(FIGURE, 2), 1)))

End If

FIGURE = Mid(FIGURE, 4)

If Val(FIGURE) > 0 Then

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & " And Cents "

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SpellNumber = SpellNumber & WORDs(Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)))

ElseIf Val(Left(FIGURE, 2)) > 19 Then

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & tens(Val(Left(FIGURE, 1)))

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & WORDs(Val(Right(Left(FIGURE, 2), 1)))

End If

End If

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FIGURE = Format(FIGURE, "FIXED")

If Val(FIGURE) > 0 Then

SpellNumber = SpellNumber & " Only "

End If

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This formula should be very often to use, but i cant found it anywhere, so i ask this here

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Excel pastes the data into several rows. When I try to merge them, I

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What I tried that didn't work:

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each tablet by its color and markings. I got the info from the

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I have two columns in my spreadsheet. Column A has no blank fields, Column B has some blank fields. I would like to show the text from Column A in the same row of Column B only when Column B is blank.

So, basically I'm after: If column B has text, do nothing. If column B is blank, then list text from Column A.

Right now I've created Column C with this formula =IF(ISBLANK(B1), A1. That's working to get the text from A1 when B1 is blank. What can I do/add to get it pull the text from B1 if there is text there? Or...is there a better approach altogether?

So, basically I'm after: If column B has text, do nothing. If column B is blank, then list text from Column A.

Right now I've created Column C with this formula =IF(ISBLANK(B1), A1. That's working to get the text from A1 when B1 is blank. What can I do/add to get it pull the text from B1 if there is text there? Or...is there a better approach altogether?