How to add strings of text to multiple cells in Excel?

If we need to add some specific text or strings of text in multiple cells, it will be arduous and time-consuming with copying this text and pasting to each cell one by one. The following methods can help us add specific text in multiple cells conveniently and quickly.

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Using a VBA can ease our work and add specific text in multiple cells without copying and pasting.

Step 1: Select the cells in which you will add the specific text.

Step 2: Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

Step 3: Click Insert >> Module, and paste the following macro in the Module Window.

Sub Add2Formula()
' Add text

For Each c In Selection
c.Activate
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "test - " & ActiveCell.Formula
Next c

End Sub

Step 4: Press the F5 key to run this macro.

Note: This macro is only able to add the text - in the front of each cell text. If you want to add other text or strings, please replace the text – with the specific text you want to add.


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For common users of Microsoft Excel, we may be not familiar with VBA. Alternately, the Kutools for Excel's Add Text tool can help us add the specific text or strings in multiple cells quickly and easily.

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Step 1: Select the cells in which you will add the specific text.

Step 2: Click the Kutools > Text Tools > Add Text…. See screenshot:

Step 3: In the Add Text dialog box, enter the specific text and characters in the Text section.

Step 4: check a position where you will add the specific text at in the Position section. (Note: if you want to insert the text in a specified position, please check Specify and specify the position.) See screenshot:

Step 5: Click OK or Apply.

The Add Text tool of Kutools for Excel supports us to add any specific text and characters before or after the original cell text. What's more, we can add specific text between original cell texts. No matter which settings you set, you can preview the cell changes in the Preview section.


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