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Splitting Information into Rows in Excel

There are a few different ways that you can split information into rows in Excel. One way is to use the Text to Columns feature. To do this, first select the cells that you want to split. Then, go to the Data tab on the ribbon and click on the Text to Columns button. In the Convert Text to Columns Wizard, choose the Delimited option and click Next. On the next page, choose the character that you want to use as a delimiter, such as a comma or a tab. You can also choose to have Excel automatically detect the delimiter for you. Once you have made your selections, click Finish.

Another way to split information into rows is to use the Flash Fill feature. To do this, start by entering the information that you want to split into one column. For example, if you have a list of names in one column, you could enter them into another column with each name on its own row. Then, go to the Data tab on the ribbon and click on the Flash Fill button. Excel will automatically fill in the rest of the cells in the column based on the information that you entered.

You can also use formulas to split information into rows. For example, if you have a list of names in one column, you could use a formula such as =TRIM(MID(A1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&LEN(A1))),1)) to split them into separate rows. This formula would go in the first cell of another column, and then you would drag it down as far as needed. The TRIM function is used to remove any leading or trailing spaces from the text, and the MID function is used to extract characters from a string of text. The INDIRECT function is used here so that we can dynamically generate a reference to a range of cells based on the length of the text in cell A1.

As you can see, there are a few different ways that you can split information into rows in Excel. Which method you use will depend on your specific needs and preferences.

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