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How to add strings of text to multiple cells in Excel?

If we need to add some specific text or strings of text in multiple cells, it will be arduous and time-consuming with copying this text and pasting to each cell one by one. The following methods can help us add specific text in multiple cells conveniently and quickly.

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arrow blue right bubble Add specific text to multiple cells in Excel with VBA

Using a VBA can ease our work and add specific text in multiple cells without copying and pasting.

Step 1: Select the cells in which you will add the specific text.

Step 2: Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

Step 3: Click Insert >> Module, and paste the following macro in the Module Window.

Sub Add2Formula()
' Add text

For Each c In Selection
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "test - " & ActiveCell.Formula
Next c

End Sub

Step 4: Press the F5 key to run this macro.

Note: This macro is only able to add the text - in the front of each cell text. If you want to add other text or strings, please replace the text – with the specific text you want to add.

arrow blue right bubble Add specific text to multiple cells in Excel with Kutools for Excel

For common users of Microsoft Excel, we may be not familiar with VBA. Alternately, the Kutools for Excel's Add Text tool can help us add the specific text or strings in multiple cells quickly and easily.

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Step 1: Select the cells in which you will add the specific text.

Step 2: Click the Kutools > Text Tools > Add Text…. See screenshot:

Step 3: In the Add Text dialog box, enter the specific text and characters in the Text section.

Step 4: check a position where you will add the specific text at in the Position section. (Note: if you want to insert the text in a specified position, please check Specify and specify the position.) See screenshot:

Step 5: Click OK or Apply.

The Add Text tool of Kutools for Excel supports us to add any specific text and characters before or after the original cell text. What's more, we can add specific text between original cell texts. No matter which settings you set, you can preview the cell changes in the Preview section.

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    Peter · 1 years ago
    If i need to add values to text like: "text" value E12 "text" value E12 "text" valueE12 is it possible? need make SEO
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    Prabha Karan · 1 years ago
    i want to add one character in before and after . please help .. mail me cpk.adm@gmail.com
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    Prabha Karan · 1 years ago
    Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
    On Error GoTo errorhandler:
    Dim objRange1 As Range
    Dim wk As Workbook

    'Set up the ranges

    Set objRange1 = Range("A22:A51")

    objRange1.TextToColumns , Destination:=Sheet1.Range("Z1"), _
    DataType:=xlDelimited, _
    Tab:=False, _
    Semicolon:=False, _
    Comma:=False, _
    Space:=False, _
    Other:=True, _
    Dim rn As String
    Dim rn1 As String
    Dim rn2 As String
    Dim rep As String
    Dim res As String
    rep = "Do you want to copy Values?"
    res = MsgBox(rep, vbQuestion + vbYesNo, "???")
    If res = vbYes Then

    rn = InputBox(" Enter Range to Copy Circuit Id")
    Sheets("Sheet1").Range("AH1:AH10").Cut Destination:=Sheets("Sheet2").Range(rn)
    MsgBox (" Circuit Id has Successfully Pasted")
    rn1 = InputBox(" Enter Range to copy Order Reference")
    Sheets("Sheet1").Range("AK1:AK10").Cut Destination:=Sheets("Sheet2").Range(rn1)
    MsgBox (" Order Reference has Successfully Pasted")
    rn2 = InputBox(" Enter Range to copy Inventory Name")
    Sheets("Sheet1").Range("AG1:AG10").Cut Destination:=Sheets("Sheet2").Range(rn2)
    MsgBox (" Inventory has Successfully Pasted")
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    End If
    MsgBox ("you have clicked cancelled bitton")
    End Sub

    Private Sub CommandButton2_Click()
    End Sub

    it is working , but i have to add text in one cell . please help me