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Enclose all cells in quotes or insert quotes around text in Excel

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2024-07-16

In Excel, enclosing text within quotes is often necessary when preparing data for output, programming feeds, or formatting values for consistency. Whether you are exporting data to another application that requires text to be quoted or simply standardizing data presentation, knowing how to automatically insert quotes around text can save significant time. This guide will show you two practical methods to insert quotes around text values across multiple cells.

Insert quotes around text value for multiple cells with formulas

To enclose all specified cells in quotes, the following simple formulas may help you. Please do as follows:

1. Enter this formula: =CHAR(34) & A1 & CHAR(34) into a blank cell, this example, in cell C1, see screenshot:

2. Then drag the fill handle down to the cells that you want to apply this formula, all the cell values have been around by the double quotes, see screenshot:

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1. Here is another formula can help you insert double quotes around the cell text: =""""&A1&"""".

2. To insert single quotes around the cell values, please apply this formula: ="'" & A1 & "'".

Insert quotes around text value for multiple cells with Kutools for Excel

For those looking for a more streamlined and error-free approach, Kutools for Excel offers an efficient tool to encase text in quotes:

After installing Kutools for Excel, go to the Kutools tab and select Text > Add Text to open the Add Text dialog box. Then you need to ocnfigure as follows

  1. Select the range where you want to add quotes around the cells.
  2. Enter the quote in the Text field.
  3. Select the Only add to option and choose Around text from the drop-down.
  4. Click OK.
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Then the specified quotes are added around selected cells as shown in the screenshot below

Note: To use this feature, you should have Kutools for Excel installed on your computer. Go to download Kutools for Excel to get a 30-day free trial with no limitations.

Demo: Insert quotes around text value for multiple cells with Kutools for Excel

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How can I insert double quotes around the cell 03/07/2024 without getting the following result: "45476"?
Thank you in advance
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= "" "" & A1 i "" ""

Nie dziaŇāa

= "" "" & A1 & "" ""
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Tenho 2 celulas no EXCEL:
- a primeira tem: "TEXTO" => Alimentação
- a segunda tem a seguinte formula: =SUMIF($D$3:$D$103;"Alimentação";$E$3:$E$103)

Eu gostaria de saber se é possível, substitui a variável "Alimentação" pelo o endereço da primeira célula ?? (ex.: D1)
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