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How to remove indents within cells in Excel?

When you import data to Microsoft Excel from external source, such as web pages or Microsoft Word, there are some blank indents within cells frequently. How do you remove an indent within cells? Instead of removing each indent in cell one by one, we will introduce you some easily way to remove indents within cells quickly.

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arrow blue right bubbleRemove indents space with cells with Kutools for Excel

Some of indents are made with blank space. So we can use Kutools for Excel's Remove Space tool to remove all indent made with blank space in selections quickly.

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Step 1: Select the range that you will work with.

Step 2: click the Kutools >> Text Tools >> Remove Spaces….


Step 3: In the Remove Space dialog box, check the All excess spaces option, and Click OK.


Then you will see all indent made by blank space are removed immediately.

arrow blue right bubbleRemove indents with cells with Decrease Indent command

Most of time the users set indents With Increase Indent command or setting paddings. If imported data contains this kind of indents, you can remove them with Decrease Indent command.

Step 1: Select the Range that you will remove indents.

Step 2: Click the Home >> Decrease Indent button.


Then it removes the indent except the indents by blank space.

Note: If you select both cells that containing this kind of indent and cells that do not containing this kind of indent, this Decrease Indent command will not work. You have to select cells containing this kind of indent separately and remove them later.

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