# How to Trim in Excel

In this lesson, you will learn how to use the TRIM function.

Thanks to the TRIM function, you can remove spaces from the text.

## Trim function syntax

Syntax of TRIM function is:

=TRIM(text)

If you have text with extra spaces in A1 cell, just writhe a formula =TRIM(A1). TRIM function removes extra spaces that you don't need.

## Trim function examples

You can also use TRIM function with other functions.

### Remove extra spaces in Excel

To remove spaces, you don't need to just use the TRIM function. Use this simple formula.

=TRIM(A1) ### Extract text after the last full stop in a text string

You want to extract text after the last string. Just use the formula below with the TRIM function.

=TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(A1,".",REPT(" ",10)),10)) Of course, you can modify this formula. If you have a problem with another character (e.g., a question mark), just change the full stop with this character in the formula.

=TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"?",REPT(" ",10)),10))

If your string text is longer than 10, just increase it.

=TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"?",REPT(" ",1000)),1000))

### Finding words in a long string of text

You want to find some word in a long string of text and you don't know how to do it? Try this formula:

=TRIM(LEFT(SUBSTITUTE(MID(A1,FIND("WORD",A1&"WORD"),1000),"*",REPT(" ",1000)),1000)) Just replace WORD with your text.

If you want to get a text without a WORD string just change the formula to:

=TRIM(LEFT(SUBSTITUTE(MID(A1;FIND("WORD";A1&"WORD")+5;1000);"*";REPT(" ";1000));1000)) These 2 above formulas should work also without TRIM function. Use them with the TRIM function to work better and always fine.

### Find exact value in cell

The task is to find the exact value in the cell. It means that when you want to find "15", Excel will find you only cells with "15", but not with "1515", "215," "150"...

=IF(ISNUMBER(FIND(";15;",";"&TRIM(A1)&";")),15,"") ### Simple Trim Formula

This formula is to trim a specific text in Microsoft Excel. ### TRIM with Multiple Space Issues

This example focuses on using the trim function with multiple spacing issues. ### Trim a Cell

This example focuses on trimming text that is in a cell. ### Trim and Find

This example focuses on trimming text in multiple cells. It is under these circumstances that we’d have the word layout and the texts we want to use are in different cells. ### TRIM and Flexibilities

We have text in different cells, but we want to add something to it. This example focuses on trimming both cells and text. ### Trim and Left

This is the example that focuses on trimming and using data to the left. It is the acknowledgment of the letter in left, using trim and left functions simultaneously. ### Trim, Right, Substitute and Rept.

This example uses four different functions – trim, right, substitute, and rept. – to find a solid result with the simultaneous usage of the functions. ### Trim, Left, Substitute, Mid, Find and Rept.

This example uses six different functions – trim, left, substitute, mid, find, and rept. – to get a specific result. It is being used to eliminate some texts from the row. ### Previous Example Excluding "Matter"

This example uses the very same data as the previous example, but this time we are excluding the word "matter" from the spreadsheet. The best part is, we are using the very same functions as the previous example – trim, left, rept., substitute, mid, and find. ### IF, ISNUMBER, FIND and TRIM

This is the example that makes use of four different functions – IF, ISNUMBER, FIND, and TRIM – to see if we would get a different result. 