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06-Apr-2008, 09:27 PM #1
Moving partial data from one column to another in Excel
Hey Guys,

I scanned in some phone numbers/names using OCR and need some help in Excel. Here is example I made real quick of what the list looks like:

Column A is fine. However, do you see Column B? It has the grade and then the phone number.

Here's what I mean in column B:
Grade [one space] phone number

So, it looks like this in the excel spreadsheet:
10 555-5555

Here's what I need to do. I need to find a way to automate the process of taking out the phone numbers from column B and moving them all to a new column (C). There are four grade numbers (9, 10, 11, and 12), so I can run the process on each grade to separate them.

How can I do this? Thanks.
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07-Apr-2008, 12:51 PM #2
Put the formula:


in C2. Adjust the 8 for the phone number if it includes area code. Then drag that formula down the number of rows you'd like.

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07-Apr-2008, 03:10 PM #3
You could also use "Data">>"Text to Columns" to split the columns in half using a space as the separator.
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