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## How to pad cells to a fixed length in Excel?

How to pad cells to fixed length for a neat look while the data values you type differed in text length in Excel? In this article, you may get the solution. Pad cells to fixed length

#### Pad cells to fixed length

To pad cells to a fixed length, you just need a simple formula.

Select the cells you want to use, type this formula =LEFT(A1&"*****",5), press Enter key, and drag fill handle over the cells as you need. In the formula A1 is the cell you use to fix length, * is the character you want to fill, 5 indicates to fix text length in 5 digits. See screenshot:

Tip: Here are some formulas also working, you can choose one of them as you need.

=RIGHT("*****"&A1,5)

=A1 & REPT("*",5-LEN(A1))

=REPT("*",5-LEN(A1)) &A1

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