Carraige Return Symbol?

I am getting a weird box symbol at the end of each line of text in a cell.  I assume it is from the carriage returns used in the textbox that the source of the text is from.  Anyone know how to get rid of that symbol from each line?


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Patrick MatthewsCommented:
Hi Troy,

MyString = Replace(MyString, vbCrLf, " ")



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[ fanpages ]IT Services ConsultantCommented:
Hi Troy,

I'm presuming you mean a cell in MS-Excel.

With the value in, say, cell A1, you could place this formula in any other cell:

This will remove the first 32 non-printing characters in the 7-bit ASCII code (values 0 through 31).  These codes will also show as "weird box" symbols.

If the value in the cell has been copied from a web page, the most likely character is 160 (a non-breaking space).

To remove this:

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"how to delete the unseen characters in the cell?"
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