Need to remove extra white space from description field.

I have a description column which contains data like this :



"This unit uses the firemaster top, which prevents any accidental discharges.

The canister dimensions are 8 and seven-eight inches by 2 inches. An optional holster can be purchased.


 Utilizes the Firemaster Safety Top to prevent accidental discharge
 Contains 17% Oleoresin Capsicum which gives 2 million Scoville Heat Units
 Has a 3 year shelf life
 Can supply up to 150 one-second bursts
 Total range of stream is 25-30 feet
 Made in USA



Product : SW20"





The problem is I have to save this file as a "Tab Delimited" text file.

All the text in the description needs to be on "one line".

Is there anyway to remove all the extra white space in the description?  
thanks
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Leo TorresSQL DeveloperCommented:
try
something like

=trim(A1)

where A1 is the field you need trimmed
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Leo TorresSQL DeveloperCommented:
if you have carriage return on a line this should be help full as well

http://www.justanswer.com/computer-programming/27rt7-replace-carriage-return-excel-needs.html
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kgerbChief EngineerCommented:
1.  Select the cell(s) you wish to modify and press Ctrl+F (Find).
2.  In the Find what box enter Alt+0010.  This is the ASCII code for carriage return.  Nothing will visibly change but continue anyway.
3.  In the Replace with box enter two spaces, or a comma, or whatever you wish to replace the carriage returns.
4.  Click replace all and you should be finished!

Kyle

Correction:
Alt+0010 is Line Feed, Alt+0013 is Carriage Return.  You may need to run find and replace twice, one for each.
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MikeMCSDAuthor Commented:
thanks guys . . .

The Replace couldn't find those codes so I tried :

=SUBSTITUTE(C2, CHAR(13), " ") 'carriage returns

=SUBSTITUTE(C2, CHAR(10), " ")  'line feeds'

and they both worked the same.
Should I run both of them?
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Leo TorresSQL DeveloperCommented:
yes run then both
they are replacing different things.. and you want to get the shortest string possible correct..
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MikeMCSDAuthor Commented:
worked . . thanks
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