How to insert space between number and text in cells in Excel?

When numbers and letter are mixed in a cell, how could we quickly separate numbers and text in a cell in Excel? This article provides two methods to solve this problem.


Insert space between number and text with formula

We can apply formula to insert space between number and text easily in Excel. Please do as follows:

1. Select a blank cell, enter the formula =TRIM(REPLACE(A2,MIN(FIND({1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0},A2&"1234567890")),0," ")) (A2 is the cell where you will insert space between number and text) into it, and press the Enter key. See screenshot:
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2. And then drag this cell’s Fill Handle to the range as you need. See screenshot:

Note: This formula can only add a space before the first number. For example, this formula will change A5B6C8D6E0F9 to A 5B6C8D6E0F9.


Insert space between number and text with Kutools for Excel

If you want to separate numbers and text by adding a space before each number, you can try Kutools for Excel’s Add Text utility. 

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1. Select the cells that you will add space before each number, and click Kutools > Text > Add Text. See screenshot:
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2. In the opening Add Text dialog box, please (see screenshot above):
(1) Type a space into the Text box;
(2) Check the Only add to option and select 1st character is number from the below drop down list;

3. Click the Ok button. And then you will see space is added before each number. See screenshot:
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    Craig Phair · 4 months ago
    What would be the formula for a space between the numbers and text when the numbers come first? eg how does 1234BC become 1234 BC
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    sunil · 4 years ago
    Please let me no any formula to insert space in between character for ex: Sunday should become S U N D A Y, The Space should be visible on the character....