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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.

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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.


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. 

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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    sunil · 3 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....