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How to reverse text strings within cells in Google sheet?

In google sheet, have you ever tried to reverse the text string to make the letters displaying from right to left as following screenshot shown? This article, I will talk about some useful methods to solve this job as quickly as possible.

Reverse the text strings within cells in Google sheet with formula

Reverse the text strings within cells in Google sheet with script code

Reverse the text strings within cells in Microsoft Excel with Kutools for Excel


Reverse the text strings within cells in Google sheet with formula


Here is a formula may help you to finish it, please do as this:

1. Enter this formula: =JOIN("",ARRAYFORMULA(MID(A2,LEN(A2)-ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&LEN(A2)))+1,1))) into a blank cell where you want to output the result, and then press Enter key, the specified text has been reversed at once, see screenshot:

2. And then select the formula cell, and drag the fill handle down to the cells which you want to reverse the text strings, see screenshot:


Reverse the text strings within cells in Google sheet with script code

Another simple script code also can help you to reverse the text strings as you need.

1. Open the Google sheet which you want to use, and click Tools > Script editor, see screenshot:

2. In the opened project window, please copy and paste the below script code into the code window to replace the original code, see screenshot:

function REVERSE(string) {
  if (typeof string != 'string') {
    return null;
  }
  return string.split('').reverse().join('');
}

3. Then save the project window, and a prompt box will pop out to remind you to enter a name for this project, see screenshot:

4. After typing the project name, and click OK button, then go back to the sheet, enter this formula: =REVERSE(A2) into a blank cell to output the result, and then press Enter key to get the reversed text, see screenshot:

5. And then select the formula cell, and drag the fill handle down to the cells to get the reversed results immediately, see screenshot:


Reverse the text strings within cells in Microsoft Excel with Kutools for Excel

If you need to reverse the text strings in Microsoft Excel, the Kutools for Excel’s Reverse Text Order feature can help you to deal with this task quickly and easily.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:

1. Select the text strings that you want to reverse the text order, and then click Kutools > Text > Reverse Text Order, see screenshot:

2. In the Reverse Text dialog box, select Nothing from the Separator list box, and then click Ok, now, the selected text strings have been revered at once, see screenshot:

Note: With this useful feature, you can also reverse the text strings based on specified separators, such as comma, space, and so on.

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