How to plus text to cell value in Excel?

In some cases, you need to add or plus certain text to existing cell value in Excel. And you may spend too much time in manually typing text in the existing cell value. This article provides two methods to help you easily plus text to cell value in Excel.

Plus text to cell value with formulas
Plus text to cell value with Kutools for Excel

Plus text to cell value with formulas

You can use formulas to plus text to cell value with the following formulas.

If you want to plus text at the beginning and end of cell value, the concatenate function can help you: =CONCATENATE("text ",A1," text").

For example, I want to separately add text “Local” at the beginning, and add text “Grade 3” at the end of cell A2.

1. Select a blank cell, enter formula into the Formula Bar, and then press the Enter key. Then you can see the certain texts are added to the specified location of the existing cell value as below screenshot shown.

=CONCATENATE("Local ",A2," Grade 3")


1. For adding text at the beginning of a cell value only, you can use formula: =CONCATENATE("text ",A2).
2. For adding text at the end of a cell value, you can use formula: =CONCATENATE(A2," text")
3. The formula ="text" &A1, =A1& "text" or ="text" &A1& "text" can also help you. And if you want to separate the texts with delimiter (says comma), you can add “,” in the formula such as =A1&","&"text".

Plus text to cell value with Kutools for Excel

If the formula is not easy to handle for you, you can try the Add Text utility of Kutools for Excel.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. Select the cells you need to plus text to, then click Kutools > Text > Add Text

2. In the Add Text dialog box, if you just need to add text before the cell value, enter the certain text into the Text box, select the Before first character option and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

For adding text at the end of cell value, please check the After last character option.

Note: If you want to separately add text at the beginning and end of cell value, please first select the Before first character option, and then click the Apply button. Change the text in the Text box, and choose the After last character option, and finally click the OK button to finish.

You can see the texts are added to selected cell value as below screenshot shown.

  If you want to have a free trial ( 30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.

Plus text to cell value with Kutools for Excel

The Best Office Productivity Tools

Kutools for Excel Solves Most of Your Problems, and Increases Your Productivity by 80%

  • Reuse: Quickly insert complex formulas, charts and anything that you have used before; Encrypt Cells with password; Create Mailing List and send emails...
  • Super Formula Bar (easily edit multiple lines of text and formula); Reading Layout (easily read and edit large numbers of cells); Paste to Filtered Range...
  • Merge Cells/Rows/Columns without losing Data; Split Cells Content; Combine Duplicate Rows/Columns... Prevent Duplicate Cells; Compare Ranges...
  • Select Duplicate or Unique Rows; Select Blank Rows (all cells are empty); Super Find and Fuzzy Find in Many Workbooks; Random Select...
  • Exact Copy Multiple Cells without changing formula reference; Auto Create References to Multiple Sheets; Insert Bullets, Check Boxes and more...
  • Extract Text, Add Text, Remove by Position, Remove Space; Create and Print Paging Subtotals; Convert Between Cells Content and Comments...
  • Super Filter (save and apply filter schemes to other sheets); Advanced Sort by month/week/day, frequency and more; Special Filter by bold, italic...
  • Combine Workbooks and WorkSheets; Merge Tables based on key columns; Split Data into Multiple Sheets; Batch Convert xls, xlsx and PDF...
  • More than 300 powerful features. Supports Office/Excel 2007-2019 and 365. Supports all languages. Easy deploying in your enterprise or organization. Full features 30-day free trial. 60-day money back guarantee.
kte tab 201905

Office Tab Brings Tabbed interface to Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier

  • Enable tabbed editing and reading in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Visio and Project.
  • Open and create multiple documents in new tabs of the same window, rather than in new windows.
  • Increases your productivity by 50%, and reduces hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day!
officetab bottom
Say something here...
symbols left.
You are guest ( Sign Up? )
or post as a guest, but your post won't be published automatically.
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.

Be the first to comment.