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How to remove/delete all spaces after the last character in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-11-13

For deleting all spaces after the last character (trailing spaces) from cells, what would you do? This article will show you two methods to deal with it.

Remove all spaces after the last character with VBA code
Easily remove all spaces after the last character with Kutools for Excel


Remove all spaces after the last character with VBA code

The following VBA code can help you remove all spaces after the last character from cells.

1. Select the cells you need to remove all spaces after the last character, and then press Alt + F11 keys simultaneously to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

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

VBA code: Remove all spaces after the last character

Sub NoSpaces()
    Dim xRg As Range
    Dim xTxt As String
    Dim xCell As Range
    On Error Resume Next
    If ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Count > 1 Then
      xTxt = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.AddressLocal
    Else
      xTxt = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.AddressLocal
    End If
    Set xRg = Application.InputBox("Please select range:", "Kutools for Excel", xTxt, , , , , 8)
    If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    For Each xCell In xRg
        xCell.Value = RTrim(xCell.Value)
    Next
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run the code, then a Kutools for Excel dialog box pops up, please select the range you need to remove all spaces after the last character, and then click the OK button.

Now all spaces after the last character of selected cells are removed immediately.


Easily remove all spaces after the last character with Kutools for Excel

In this section, we will recommend you the Remove Spaces utility of Kutools for Excel. With this utility, you can remove not only the trailing spaces, but any kind of spaces such as leading or excess spaces with only clicks as you need.

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

1. Select the range of cells which you need to remove all spaces after the last character. Then click Kutools > Text > Remove Spaces. See screenshot:

2. In the Remove Spaces dialog box, please select the Trailing spaces option, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

Then all spaces after the last character of selected cells are removed at once.

Note: If you want to remove all leading spaces or other spaces as you need, please select the corresponding option in the Remove Spaces dialog box, and the apply the function.

  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.

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