User Defined Function needed to replace nested substitute formula

I need a UDF to use instead of a bunch of nested Substitute functions.  I have a form in which a user enters paragraphs of text.  That text is uploaded to a program that cannot process certain characters. I currently use nested substitute functions in a field hidden from the user.  As this form grows in size, the nested substitute formula is feeling clunky and inefficient. I have used it in many dozens of fields and the file size is growing. Basically, there are 10 specific characters which I want to replace.

The current formula is =TRIM(CLEAN(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(AA1046,CHAR(34),"'"), CHAR(145),"'"), CHAR(146),"'"), CHAR(147),"'"), CHAR(148),"'"), CHAR(150),"-"), CHAR(151),"-"), CHAR(9),"  "), CHAR(10)," "),CHAR(12),CHAR(7)))))
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
HI,

pls try
Function myFunction(strText As String) As String
myFunction = Evaluate("=TRIM(CLEAN(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(" & strText & ",CHAR(34),""'""), CHAR(145),""'""), CHAR(146),""'""), CHAR(147),""'""), CHAR(148),""'""), CHAR(150),""-""), CHAR(151),""-""), CHAR(9),""  ""), CHAR(10),"" ""),CHAR(12),CHAR(7)))))")
End Function

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NorieData ProcessorCommented:
Kathy

Try this.
Function CleanMyString(strTxt As String) As String
Dim arrBadChars As Variant
Dim arrReplChars As Variant
Dim I As Long

    arrBadChars = Array(Chr(34),Chr(145),Chr(146),Chr(147),Chr(148),Chr(150),Chr(151),Chr(9),Chr(10),Chr(12))
    arrReplChars =Array("'","'","'","'","'","-","-","  "," ",Chr(7))

    CleanMyString = strTxt

    For I = LBound(arrBadChars) To UBound(arrBadChars)
        CleanMyString = Replace(CleanMyString, arrBadChars(I), arrReplChars(I))
   Next I

End Function

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Kathy ChristensenAuthor Commented:
Thank you both for your answers.  The one posted by @Rgonzo1971 gave me a #Value error.  The one posted by @Norie worked great!
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