Learn Excel from Bill Jelen with this daily 2 minute video podcast.

## Thursday, November 19, 2009

### Splitting a Word - 1148 - Learn Excel from MrExcel Video Podcast

Ram asks how to split a word into individual letters, and then count how many times each letter appears. Episode 1148 shows you how.

This blog is the video podcast companion to the book, Learn Excel 97-2007 from MrExcel. Download a new two minute video every workday to learn one of the 377 tips from the book!

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## Monday, November 16, 2009

### Splitting Names - 1145 - Learn Excel from MrExcel Podcast

Diane from Michigan wants to split a column of names into two columns. Episode 1145 shows two approaches and the problems with each.

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## Wednesday, September 16, 2009

### Split Vertically at 20's - 1102 - Learn Excel from MrExcel

Dak asks how to take a long cell entry and to split it into 20 character entries going down a column without using wrap text. Episode 1102 shows a couple of ways to solve the problem.

This video is the podcast companion to the book, Learn Excel 97-2007 from MrExcel. Download a new two minute video every workday to learn one of 377 tips from the book!

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## Tuesday, September 08, 2009

### Removing Name - 1097 - Learn Excel from MrExcel Podcast

Shift-Del sends in some alternative formulas to solve the problem from episode 1043. To see uses of SUBSTITUTE and REPLACE in Excel, check out Episode 1097.

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## Wednesday, June 24, 2009

### Parsing Variable Length - 1043 - Learn Excel from MrExcel Podcast

Dawn's file has name in A and address in B. Except: the address field in column B contains the name again. Episode 1043 shows how to parse the variable-length name out from column B.

This blog is the video podcast companion to the book, Learn Excel 97-2007 from MrExcel. Download a new two minute video every workday to learn one of the 377 tips from the book!

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## Wednesday, May 07, 2008

### Episode 753 - Text Date/Time

When Romas sent in the question for podcast 751, I couldn't tell from the screenshot if his data actually was date/time or text that looked like a date/time. In Episode 753, I take a look at how to tell if the cell contains a date or something that looks like a date. You will also see how to use the TEXT, LEFT, MID, DATE functions to convert the text date/time to a real date.

This blog is the video podcast companion to the book, Learn Excel 97-2007 from MrExcel. Download a new two minute video every workday to learn one of the 377 tips from the book!

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## Tuesday, March 25, 2008

### Episode 722 - Paul McCartney

The PROPER function never manages to capitalize the interior C in McCartney. In today's podcast, an interesting way to solve this problem with a formula. Episode 722 shows you how.

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## Thursday, May 31, 2007

### Episode 519 - Center Sorting

George has a dataset today where a serial number contains 3 groups of digits in a single column. George needs to be able to sort by the middle group of digits. Episode 519 shows you how.

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## Tuesday, May 15, 2007

### Episode 508 - Add a Dash

If you need to spice up a column in your report, Episode 508 will teach you how to add a dash to a column. Viewer George writes in to say that his vendor needs the orders transmitted with a dash in the middle of the part number, but George’s data does not have the dash. Learn how to use MID and LEFT and concatenation to put a dash in the middle.

This blog is the video podcast companion to the book, Learn Excel from MrExcel. Download a new two minute video every workday to learn one of the 277 tips from the book!

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## Wednesday, April 04, 2007

### Episode 479 - Parsing Irregular Text

Jason sends in our question today. He has a single column of cells that contain 5 bits of information in each cell. There aren’t any good delimiters and the fields are not fixed width. To extract the necessary information from the cell, Episode 479 shows how to combine MID, FIND, and FIND to locate the important data.

This blog is the video netcast companion to the new book, Excel 2007 Miracles Made Easy.

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## Wednesday, January 04, 2006

### Episode 160 - Get characters after the Dash

Yesterday's podcast showed how to use LEFT and FIND to get all of the characters before a dash. What if you need all of the characters after the Dash? There are a couple of options. The first option discussed in the episode is to combined MID, FIND, and LEN to get the characters. Alternatively, you can use TRIM and leave off the LEN function. Or, in Excel 2003, just leave off the LEN function. Episode 160 will show you how.

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## Tuesday, January 03, 2006

### Episode 159 - Get characters up to the Dash

Episode 159 - Get characters up to the Dash
The Left, Mid, Right functions are great, but what if you need to grab a variable number of characters from the left portion of the cell? For example, you need all of the characters up until the first dash? In this case, you will have to use =FIND() to find the position number of the dash. This episode also demonstrates a cool trick for combining functions. When you need to create a complex formula, you might build one part of the formula in one column and the rest of the formula in a second column. This episode shows a unique trick for copying the function from the first column and pasting it into the formula bar of the second function. Episode 159 shows you how.

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