ok, there is probably an easy solution here, but I can't figure it out. I need to remove the trailing "spaces" in some cells but I don't think they're really spaces. TRIM or CLEAN doesn't work. I tried LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A1," ","")) to count the number of characters without spaces and it's counting something other than text. Text to columns (space or tab delimited) doesn't work - it separates by spaces between words, but not the ones after. I still have blank space after the text. First question, if they're not spaces, what are they? Secondly, how do I trim the unwanted junk after the text? Of note, these are city/town names so spaces need to be kept between words - just not after. Any ideas?