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Windows 7: Function to return number of characters in cell?

21 Jul 2010   #1

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Function to return number of characters in cell?

IIRC in XP there used to be such a function (?LEN?), but so far I have not found its equivalent in Win7 .

Hopefully someone can assist.

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21 Jul 2010   #2

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Presumably you mean in Excel? If so, the LEN function still returns the number of characters in a text string, under Windows 7
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22 Jul 2010   #3

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Yes, Excel 2007

By happenstance I found it late last evening. The numbers revealed were much greater than the actual visible characters.
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