We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

format a column of names in libreoffice calc

dwcronin asked
Last Modified: 2016-02-26
I have a column of about 1700 names of people in no particular order.  The formats of
them seem to be:
   1) john doe
   2) john c doe
   3) ohn c. doe
   4) john calvin doe

I would like them to be:
   1) john <space><space>doe
   2) john<space>c.<space>doe
   3) john<space>c.<space>doe
   4) john<space>calvin<space>doe

I'm trying to make this so it can be put into columns (first name), (middle name), and (last name) and then sorted.by ln, fn, mi to find the people.  It was an OLD set of burial books for a nearby cemetery that were handwritten and wearing out.  I'm trying to make them electronic or just print new ones.
Watch Question
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 10 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE