how to get quotes around text in excel

Posted on 2011-04-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi. I have a file that has text fields (Username      Text      Location      Followings) and I want to get quotes around all these the entries in each of these columns. Is there an easy way to do that? The file is attached.

Thank you.
Question by:onyourmark
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    by:Brian Gee
    Add an apostrophe to the beginning of a cell and then you'll find that you can include quotes in the cells without issue.
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    by:Brian Gee

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    Thanks for the reply. How do I add an apostrophe just to the entries in columns 3, 4, 5, and 6?
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    try this in the cells under "Username".
    Include entire string along with "equal" sign

    =CHAR(34) & "" & CHAR(34)
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    by:Brian Gee
    Creating a column D (moving the existing column D to E) and then using the below can get you output for the entire column pretty easily... if you want to go the VBA, that's is an option as well.

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    Enter this formula in cell I2


    and copy it down and across

    You will get all the text quoted as results of formulas

    Copy these and paste-special as values back to C2...


    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks all. It works!

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