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Merge two cells into one cell in Excel 2013

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I am trying to merge two cells into one cell. But I always get the error message. Please see the picture. Anyone has some suggestion? Thank you
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It's best to avoid merging cells, use Center across selection from the Format Cells dialog. Choose Alignment then from the Horizontal drop down find this choice
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Thank you for your fast reply. can you tell in detail?
I think the excel table might has some special format because it refuses basic edit as it show message "Too many different cell formats"
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My favorite way to do this is to concatenate the fields.

So if you have a table like

Name|City

Mike (Cell A2)|Boston (Cell B2)

You can merge them with the formula =A2&B2 in another cell (the output would be MikeBoston).  If you want a space between the two cells: =A2&" "&B2 (The output would be Mike Boston)

If you want a character between the two fields: =A2&"Character"&B2

Hope this helps a bit
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Attach the file
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after reinstalling, it can work. Thank you
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Pleased to help
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