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How to add a character before each word in a cell in Excel?

This article will show you a formula to add a specified character before each word in a cell in Excel.

Add a character before each word in a cell with formula


Add a character before each word in a cell with formula


Please do as follows to add one or some characters before each word in a cell in Excel.

1. Select a blank cell, enter formula ="Character"&SUBSTITUTE(Cell Reference," "," Character") into the Formula Bar, and then press the Enter key.

In this case, I need to add word “Kutools-” before each word in cell A2, so I change the formula to ="Kutools-"&SUBSTITUTE(A2," "," Kutools-") in the formula bar. See screenshot:

2. Keep selecting the first result cell, then drag the Fill Handle down to get all result as below screenshot shown.

Note: In the above formula, if your text strings are separated by other delimiters, please replace the comma within the formula with the specific delimiter of your own.


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