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How to scramble letters in words in Excel?

Supposing you have a list of words, and you need to scramble all letters in these words for some purposes as below screenshot shown. Please try the methods in this article.

Scramble letters in words with User-defined function
Easily scramble letters in words with Kutools for Excel


Scramble letters in words with User-defined function

You can scramble letters in a cell with the below User-defined function. Please do as follows.

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

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module, then copy and paste the below VBA code into the Code window. See screenshot:

VBA code: Scramble letters in words

Function Scramble(oldname)
    On Error Resume Next
    n = Len(oldname)
    newname = ""
    Do
        i = Int(Rnd() * n) + 1
        c = Mid(oldname, i, 1)
        If c <> "*" Then
            newname = newname & c
            oldname = Replace(oldname, c, "*", , 1)
        End If
    Loop Until Len(newname) = n
    Scramble = LCase(newname)
End Function

3. Then press the Alt + Q keys to close the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

4. Select a blank cell for locating the reversed letters, then enter formula =scramble(A2) into the formula bar and press the Enter key. Keep selecting the result cell, and drag its Fill Handle down to get all results. See screenshot:

Note: A2 is the cell contains the word you need to scramble letters. Please change it as you need.


Easily scramble letters in words with Kutools for Excel

Here I recommend a useful add-in - Kutools for Excel. With its Reverse Text Order utility, you can easily scramble letters of specified cells with only several clicks.

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

1. Select the cells which you need to scramble letters inside, then click Kutools > Text > Reverse Text Order. See screenshot:

2. In the Reverse Text dialog box, please specify a separator you will scramble letters based on in the Separator section, and then click the OK button.

Now the selected words are scrambled immediately 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.


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Se podría, a partir de un número de letras y puntos, obtener todas las frases en español que salgan de combinarlas?
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Hi Pedro,
I am sorry that we cannot handle this issue.
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Thanks . it was a great help
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Thanks for the VBA. Any feature in kutools to scramble the text (not only reverse as above), or to scramble words in a sentence? Thanks
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Hi,
Sorry Kutools does not have any feature to directly scramble the text except the Reverse Text Order feature we mentioned above.
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