Multiple cell adjustment

The Idea Dude

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Aug 15, 2002
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Hi all,
I need to delete only part of the data from a lot of different cells. As in cell A3 below, I want to be able to delet 'Hair_Colour: ', so that all I am left with is a cell that contains the actual hair colour. The good news is that each row has the same thing in it ie, hair colour, or name. I will have about 30 rows to do, and about 200 columns, so I need a method that will not be real time consuming! Any Suggestions?

Thanks
Book1
ABCD
1Name:BillName:Susan
2Hobbies:Swimming,Basketball,SleepingHobbies:Reading,Study,Cycling
3Hair_Colour:BrownHair_Colour:Redetc
4Weight_in_kg:79Weight_in_kg:56
5
6etcetc
7
Sheet2
 

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PaddyD

MrExcel MVP
Joined
May 1, 2002
Messages
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check out the substitute function:

=substitute(a1,"Hair_Colour:","")

Paddy
 

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