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How to input data in separate cell?

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Hi We have a group of data. For example:  a s d f hg, each of letters(or digit) is separated by space in one cell of excel. We want to copy it into five cells. each letter occupy one cell after copy. How can we do it? Thank you
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Use the 'Text to Columns' on the 'Data' tab.  Specify that the source data is 'Delimited' and specify a space as the delimiter.
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Select the range and then use the Text to columns feature and choose space as the delimiter (separator) character
Just ensure that your data ends up in the right place
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by:eemoon
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I did it, but i got error message, which shows "No data was selected to parse" Actually I copied it, why it show no data was selected
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by:xtermie
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You need to select the cells in the same column you want to separate//split
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by:eemoon
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I did.
here is steps: copy three rows, each row contains five letters in one cell ----> select three rows in one column ---> click Text to column
i did not get result and still get that error message
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by:xtermie
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It won't work by row
It is text to columns
Copy your data and transpose it so everything is in the same column
Then select the column with the data and use the Text to columns functionality
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