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How to add space between characters or every digit in Excel?

Supposing you have a list of text strings or numbers, for adding space between characters or every digits, what can you do? The following methods can help you solve this problem.

Add space between characters or every digit with user-defined function

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Easily add space between characters or every digit to selected cells:

The Add Text utility of Kutools for Excel can help you quickly add space between characters or every digit to selected cells in Excel. See below screenshot:.

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Add space between characters or every digit with user-defined function


You can use the following user-defined function to add space between characters or every digits in Excel.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys simultaneously to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Application window, click Insert > Module. Then copy and paste the following code into the Module window.

VBA code: Add space between characters or every digits

Function AddSpace(Str As String) As String
    Dim i As Long
    For i = 1 To Len(Str)
        AddSpace = AddSpace & Mid(Str, i, 1) & " "
    Next i
    AddSpace = Trim(AddSpace)
End Function

3. Press Alt + Q keys to close the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window and get back to the Excel window.

4. Select a blank cell, enter formula =AddSpace(B2) into the Formula Bar, then press the Enter key.

In this case, you can see spaces are added between characters of cell B2.

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Note: For adding space between every digits, please change the cell reference in the formula to the one with numbers as you need.


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If the VBA code is complicate for you, you can try the Add Text utility of Kutools for Excel. Please do as follows.

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1. Select the cells you need to add space between characters or every digit, then click Kutools > Text > Add Text. See screenshot:

2. In the Add Text dialog box, click on the Text box, and press the Space key once to enter a space into the text box, then select the Only add to option.

For adding space between characters:

Choose 1st letter is uppercase/lowercase option in the drop-down list, and finally click the OK button.

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For adding space between every digits:

Choose 1st character is number option in the drop-down list, and finally click the OK button.

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Then the spaces are added between characters or every digit of the specified cells.


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