tramworksnick asked on # how can I remove symbols ( and ' from excel data

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How can I remove symbols surrounding text ('text' or 'text' from all entries in a column in excel - I'm using Excel 2011 Mac

Hope this is really easy but I'm not familiar with excel - I have 3 columns of data - first starts ('text' second and third each start with 'text'

thanks

How can I remove symbols surrounding text ('text' or 'text' from all entries in a column in excel - I'm using Excel 2011 Mac

Hope this is really easy but I'm not familiar with excel - I have 3 columns of data - first starts ('text' second and third each start with 'text'

thanks

Microsoft Excel

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thanks

telyni19

For reference, you could also do it with a formula:

For the first column:

=LEFT(RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-2),LEN(A1)-3)

For the other two columns:

=LEFT(RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-1),LEN(A1)-2)

You could put these formulas at the top of a new column and drag down to get the correct results for all cells in column A.

For the first column:

=LEFT(RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-2),

For the other two columns:

=LEFT(RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-1),

You could put these formulas at the top of a new column and drag down to get the correct results for all cells in column A.

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