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How to repeat a character n times in a cell in Excel?

This article is talking about repeating a character in a cell. For example, repeat a certain character n times in a cell, or fill a cell with a certain character and so on. To deal with these problems, please follow the below methods step by step.

Repeat a character n times in a cell with formula
Fill a cell with repeated character in Excel
Fill a cell with repeated * character and certain number in Excel


Repeat a character n times in a cell with formula


For example, you need to repeat the character * four times in a cell, you can apply the following formula to achieve it. Please do as follows.

1. Select a blank cell, enter formula =REPT("*",4) into the Formula Bar, and then press the Enter key to get the result. See screenshot.

Note: In the formula, you can change the repeated character and the repeated frequency as you need.


Fill a cell with repeated character in Excel

If you need to fill the whole cell with repeated character, please do as follows.

1. Select a blank cell you need to fill with repeated character, then press Ctrl + 1 keys simultaneously.

2. Then the Format Cells dialog box pops up, please click the Alignment tab, select Fill option in the Horizontal drop-down list, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

From now on, when you enter character in this cell, the character will be repeated to fill the whole cell automatically as below screenshot shown.


Fill a cell with repeated * character and certain number in Excel

As below screenshot shown, if you need to fill a cell with repeated * character and number 45 in Excel, please do as follows.

1. Select and right click the cell you need to fill, then select Format Cells from the right-clicking menu. See screenshot:

2. In the Format Cells dialog box, click the Number tab, select Custom in the Category box, and then enter **0 into the Type box, and finally click the OK button.

Now, when you enter the number you need into the cell, the repeated * character is filled before the number automatically, see screenshot:


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