How to extract first letter of each word from cell?
Supposing you have a list of countries’ name in your worksheet, and now, you need to extract the first letter of each word in the cell as following screenshots shown. Normally, there is no direct feature to pick up the first letter of each word in Excel. But, here, I can talk about a useful way to solve this task.
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In Excel, you can create a User Defined Function to extract the first letters of every words in a cell. Please do as this:
1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.
2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.< /p>
Function GetFirstLetters(rng As Range) As String 'Update 20140325 Dim arr Dim I As Long arr = VBA.Split(rng, " ") If IsArray(arr) Then For I = LBound(arr) To UBound(arr) GetFirstLetters = GetFirstLetters & Left(arr(I), 1) Next I Else GetFirstLetters = Left(arr, 1) End If End Function
3. Then save and close this code, go back the worksheet, and enter this formula =GetFirstLetters(A2) (A2 indicates the cell which you want to extract the first letter, you can change it as you need) into a blank cell. See screenshot:
4. And then press Enter key, and select cell B2, then drag the fill handle to the cells that you want to apply this formula. And all the first letters have been extracted from the series of words, see screenshot:
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To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 9 months agoПодскажите пожалуйста, можно ли модифицировать код чтобы забиралась не первые а Заглавные буквы?
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoi think it has one bug, it's automatically removed from module when sheet is closed, need to again every time when open sheet same process to be required, please advice how to save this formula in excel permanently.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoPlease include this part:
If you create a function called DISCOUNT in a workbook called Personal.xlsb and you call that function from another workbook, you must type =personal.xlsb!discount(), not simply =discount().
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoVery helpful. Exactly what I was after.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoThank you very much.. its working.. u rocks