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    Default Re: Placing a period after a middle initial

    Thanks that works awesome

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    Default Re: Placing a period after a middle initial

    Have you tried the formula in my last post?

    It worked out for a sample I made.

    Keep me posted.

    Samfolds

    EDIT : Sorry didn't see you had written back

    Glad I could help

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    Default Re: Placing a period after a middle initial

    Another question...if you don't mind

    What if I wanted to pull the middle initial out all together and also check and make sure there is a middle initial to pull.

    The same setup: Last name, first name m. or Last name, first name.

    Can you help me with a formula for that?
    I know at the beginning of this they were trying to pull the middle initial out of the center of the name not the end. Thanks,
    Nostrovia69

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    Default Re: Placing a period after a middle initial

    Just need a simple modification :

    =IF(mid(A1,LEN(A1)-1,1)=" ",mid(A1,1,LEN(A1)-2),A1)

    It checks wether there is a space at the end (meaning a middle name initial). If so, it returns A1 minus the 2 last characters (aka the middle name initial and the space). If there are not any middle name initial, it returns the current name.

    Hope this will do the trick :D

    Samfolds

    EDIT : This is assuming you did not add the (.) at the end of the initial.

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    Default Re: Placing a period after a middle initial

    samfolds:
    I haven't tried out your formula, but if you are going to use MID starting at the first character, why not just use LEFT?

    =IF(LEFT(RIGHT(A1,2))=" ",LEFT(A1,LEN(A1)-2),A1)
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    Default Re: Placing a period after a middle initial

    samfolds:
    I haven't tried out your formula, but if you are going to use MID starting at the first character, why not just use LEFT?

    =IF(LEFT(RIGHT(A1,2))=" ",LEFT(A1,LEN(A1)-2),A1)
    Indeed that is a good idea. But I think the first one is ok considering it is starting on the LEN(A1)-1 character... Hehe anyway "All roads lead to Rome".

    Samfolds

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