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How to count the number of spaces before text string in Excel cell?

Sometimes, when you received a workbook from others, there may be some spaces before strings in the cells. Have you ever imaged to count the number of these leading spaces? Here, I introduce a formula to quickly count the number of leading spaces in cell.

Count spaces before text

Count spaces before text

To count spaces before text string, you just need to apply a formula.

Select a cell which you will place the calculated result at, and type this formula =FIND(LEFT(TRIM(A1),1),A1)-1, and press Enter. If you need, drag fill handle over the cell as you need.
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    Abdul Aziz · 2 years ago
    Helpful and to the point, You have my thanks,