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How can I remove all spaces following the last character in a cell

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How can I remove all spaces following the last character in a cell?  In other words...

"# 264,265 BTMPI, # 266  CLINK                  53 after            "

would end up like...

"# 264,265 BTMPI, # 266  CLINK                  53 after"

(without the quote marks)

--Steve
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by:Martin Liss
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=TRIM(your cell address)
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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=IF(LEN(TRIM(A1)),REPLACE(LEFT(A1,LOOKUP(2^15,FIND(RIGHT(TRIM(A1)),A1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&LEN(A1)))))),1,FIND(LEFT(TRIM(A1)),A1)-1,""),"")

Courtesy barryhoudini
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by:SteveL13
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=TRIM(your cell address)   didn't do anything.  I copied the formula into the space at the top of the spreadsheet as =TRIM(C2) which is the real field I want trimmed and nothing happened other than =TRIM(C2) appeared in cell D2 ???????????


The same thing happens with...   =IF(LEN(TRIM(A1)),REPLACE(LEFT(A1,LOOKUP(2^15,FIND(RIGHT(TRIM(A1)),A1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&LEN(A1)))))),1,FIND(LEFT(TRIM(A1)),A1)-1,""),"")

The formula just appears in D2.

I'm sure I'm doing something wrong.
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Saqib Husain, Syed earned 500 total points
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Check this file
Clean-external-spaces.xlsx
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