remove number and "dot" at the beginning of each word

In Excel 2007, how do I remove unwanted characters from the beginning of a word (vertically down a column of words)?

I don't mean manually, I mean like a macro or some sort of automated process:

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Tom KnowltonWeb developerAsked:
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Harry LeeCommented:
You can use the replace feature in Excel.

Ctrl-H, then type in *.[space]; "*. " without the quotation marks, in Find What and leave Replace with as blank, then Click Replace All.
Lawrence BarnesCommented:
You can also do it via formula if your data has a pattern.  In this case:
=mid(a1,search(". ",a1)+2,len(a1))

Mid function gives you a part of the cell.
Search gives the position of the period.
+2 gives the starting point of the word.
Len(a1) gives the rough number of characters to grab within the mid formula.

You can also use the split a column into columns feature.

And many other methods....

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Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
Thank you, both!!  : )
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