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Excel® 2013 Formulas and Functions by Paul McFedries

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7. Working with Text Functions

In Excel, text is any collection of alphanumeric characters that isn’t a numeric value, a date or time value, or a formula. Words, names, and labels are all obviously text values, but so are cell values preceded by an apostrophe (’) or formatted as Text. Text values are also called strings, and I use both terms interchangeably in this chapter.

In Chapter 3, “Building Basic Formulas,” you learned about building text formulas in Excel—not that there was much to learn. ...

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