# TRIM function on the complete excel sheet.

HI,

Normally while making data entry in excel, in multiple rows and columns, we came across leading and trailing spaces in different rows or columns.We need a solution to remove any double spaces, between double spaces etc on the entire worksheet in a Go.

Example : we used the formula  =TRIM(B2),  =TRIM(CLEAN(B3)),  =TRIM(CLEAN(SUBSTITUTE(B4,CHAR(160)," "))) to clean respective rows only.

Thanks!
CPH
Sample-to-correct-spaces.xlsx
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Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You may try something like this...

``````Sub TrimWholeSheet()
Dim rng As Range
Set rng = ActiveSheet.UsedRange
rng.Value = Evaluate("IF(ROW(), TRIM(" & rng.Address & "))")
End Sub
``````

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Older than dirtCommented:

``````Sub RemoveSpaces()
Dim cel As Range

For Each cel In ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Sheet1").UsedRange.Cells
cel = Trim(WorksheetFunction.Substitute(cel.Value, "  ", " "))
cel = WorksheetFunction.Substitute(cel.Value, "_ ", "_")
cel = WorksheetFunction.Substitute(cel.Value, "- ", "-")
cel = WorksheetFunction.Substitute(cel.Value, " -", "-")
Next
``````

End Sub
Older than dirtCommented:
Here's a workbook that contains my code. Note that you can add as many other conditions as you need by adding lines like lines 6 to 8 above.
29081417.xlsm
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