need code to clean up cells containing text strings ...

jmckeone

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I receive a weekly spreadsheet which contains a couple columns with text strings. Frequently there are special characters, leading and trailing spaces and the occassional carriage return (if that is what the thing at the end that looks like a lowercase square is). I've been using the following bit of code to run the trim function for leading and trailing spaces but would like to update the code to remove any other innocuous characters.

Code:
Sub TrimAllUsed()
' Turn off screenupdating:
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
' Select used area
    Dim BeginingRow, BeginingColumn, NumberOfUsedRows, NumberOfUsedColumns As Integer
    BeginingRow = 1
    BeginingColumn = 1
    NumberOfUsedRows = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Rows.Count
    NumberOfUsedColumns = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Columns.Count
    Range(Cells(BeginingRow, BeginingColumn), Cells(NumberOfUsedRows, NumberOfUsedColumns)).Select
' Trim Selected area
   Application.ScreenUpdating = False
   Application.Calculation = xlCalculationManual
   Dim cell As Range
'Also Treat CHR 0160, as a space (CHR 032)
   Selection.Replace What:=Chr(160), Replacement:=Chr(32), _
     LookAt:=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, MatchCase:=False
'Trim in Excel removes extra internal spaces, VBA does not
   On Error Resume Next   'in case no text cells in selection
   For Each cell In Intersect(Selection, _
      Selection.SpecialCells(xlConstants, xlTextValues))
     cell.Value = Application.Trim(cell.Value)
   Next cell
   On Error GoTo 0
   Application.Calculation = xlCalculationAutomatic
   Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

Even after running this on the following example you'll see there are still elements left behind.

carriage.jpg
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