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Excel 2010 VBA - How to delete excess spaces inside of a cell

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I have a group of cells (A1:A300) that contain names.  However, immediately preceeding the names are a bunch of spaces.  I don't know how they got in there but I would like to have some way of deleting the spaces and retaining the names.
How can I do this using VBA?
Or maybe I don't need vba?
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Try using a formula like:
=TRIM(SUBSTITUTE(A1,CHAR(160)," "))

The ASCII 160 non-breaking space is frequently found in data imported from elsewhere and cannot be removed by TRIM. That's why the SUBSTITUTE function is wrapped inside the formula--to convert those ASCII 160 non-breaking spaces to regular ASCII 32 spaces.

TRIM removes all leading and trailing ASCII 32 spaces, and all but one space between words.
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Perfect.  Thanks!
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