Combine First/Last Name into First & Last Initial.

I need to make a cell combining first name and last initial
EI: A1 has first name John; B1 has last name Smith, I need C1 to have "John S."
Amanda WilsonAsked:
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NorieAnalyst Assistant Commented:
Put this in C1 and copy down.

=A1 &" "& LEFT(B1)
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
I don't expect any credit for this but if you want the period at the end then modify Norie's formula like this.

=A1 &" "& LEFT(B1) & "."

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NorieAnalyst Assistant Commented:
Oops, never saw the full stop/period.:)
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LearnReporting Automation ExpertCommented:
Hi Expert's,

If I am not wrong it should be

=A1 &" "& LEFT(B1,1) & "."
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
The default is 1, so the 1 isn't needed in the formula.
LearnReporting Automation ExpertCommented:
Thanks Martin
Amanda WilsonAuthor Commented:
Thank you! The =A1&" "&LEFT(B1)&"."  worked perfectly!
I have been fiddling with it for an hour+ trying to get the right combo and couldn't get it so thank you very much for this!
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
As this is your first question, I thought you like to know how to close it.
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
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