Looking for a Formula to get rid of middle initial

Stephen_IV

Well-known Member
I have the data below all are formated the same, what I would like to do is to have a formula take out the initial. I know that I could use Text to Columns but would rather have a formula to accomplish this. Thanks in advance Stephen!

Lusi
Cesar
Elena
Evelyn
John D
Cathleen M
Ann M
Thomas
Victor M
Cristina M
Mayra L
Rebecca I

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Lusi
Cesar
Elena
Evelyn
John
Cathleen
Ann
Thomas
Victor
Cristina
Mayra
Rebecca

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Why does 9 mean SUM in SUBTOTAL?
It is because Sum is the 9th alphabetically in Average, Count, CountA, Max, Min, Product, StDev.S, StDev.P, Sum, VAR.S, VAR.P.
You could use

=LEFT(A1,FIND(" ",A1&" ")-1)

Hope that helps.

jonmo1 That did it! Thank you so much I just could not get it! Thanks again!

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