Excel Formula: Make text same length
If there is a list of texts with different lengths, for looking nicer, you can make these text with same length by adding trailing characters as below screenshot shown. Here it provides a formula which combines the LEN and REPT functions to handle it in Excel.
|Text: the cell or text you want to change it to a fixed length.|
|Fix_length: the length of characters you want to use.|
|Char: the specific character you used to fix the length of text with.|
How this formula work
Here will change the text strings in range C3:C7 to the same length – 8 characters, and output the results in range D3:D7, please use below formula in cell D3:
Press Enter key, the drag fill handle from D3 to D7 to change the texts to same length.
LEN function: tthe LEN function counts the number of characters in the text.
REPT function: the REPT function repeats a character specific number of times. Here the formula =REPT("-",8-LEN(C3)) will repeat the character "-" a specific number of times based on the length of text in C3. You can see this formula as
If you want to add leading characters to make the texts in fixed length, you can use this formula
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