How to unformat telephone numbers

JayBoston

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First spreadsheet: I have a spreadsheet with thousands of phone numbers on it. The phone numbers are formatted with dashes: 555-555-1212 I need to remove the dashes so the phone numbers look like this: 5555551212

Second spreadsheet: I have a second spreadsheet with phone numbers formatted with a "1" in front of all the phone numbers: 15555551212 i want to remove the 1's to make the phone numbers look like this: 5555551212

How? I'm a newbie, so please dumb down your answer. I just need the cell code. Thanks.
 

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Michael M

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for the first one simply use Find /Replace
Find -
Replace with leave the dialog box blank
for the 2nd one, try this and copy down as far as required


<b>Excel 2007</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: #FFFFFF;border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: #A6AAB6"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: #E0E0F0" /><col /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: #E0E0F0;text-align: center;color: #161120"><th></th><th>A</th><th>B</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">1</td><td style="color: #333333;;">15555551212</td><td style=";">5555551212</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:3.6em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid #A6AAB6;border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: #E0E0F0;color: #161120">Sheet1</p><br /><br /><table width="85%" cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";border: 2px solid black;border-collapse:collapse;padding: 0.4em;background-color: #FFFFFF" ><tr><td style="padding:6px" ><b>Worksheet Formulas</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" width="100%" rules="all" style="border: 1px solid;text-align:center;background-color: #FFFFFF;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: #A6AAB6"><thead><tr style=" background-color: #E0E0F0;color: #161120"><th width="10px">Cell</th><th style="text-align:left;padding-left:5px;">Formula</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: #E0E0F0;color: #161120">B1</th><td style="text-align:left">=MID(<font color="Blue">A1,2,99</font>)</td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></table><br />
 

Momentman

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Here you have 2 formulas for the 2 cases

<b>Excel 2010</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: #FFFFFF;border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: #BBB"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: #DAE7F5" /><col /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: #DAE7F5;text-align: center;color: #161120"><th></th><th>A</th><th>B</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">1</td><td style="color: #333333;;">555-555-1212</td><td style=";">5555551212</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">2</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">3</td><td style="color: #333333;;">15555551212</td><td style=";">5555551212</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:3.6em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid #BBB;border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: #DAE7F5;color: #161120">Sheet2</p><br /><br /><table width="85%" cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";border: 2px solid black;border-collapse:collapse;padding: 0.4em;background-color: #FFFFFF" ><tr><td style="padding:6px" ><b>Worksheet Formulas</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" width="100%" rules="all" style="border: 1px solid;text-align:center;background-color: #FFFFFF;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: #BBB"><thead><tr style=" background-color: #DAE7F5;color: #161120"><th width="10px">Cell</th><th style="text-align:left;padding-left:5px;">Formula</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: #DAE7F5;color: #161120">B1</th><td style="text-align:left">=SUBSTITUTE(<font color="Blue">A1,"-",""</font>)</td></tr><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: #DAE7F5;color: #161120">B3</th><td style="text-align:left">=RIGHT(<font color="Blue">A3,LEN(<font color="Red">A3</font>)-1</font>)</td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></table><br />
 

Michael M

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Darn....I hate that...:oops:
 

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