IN THIS CHAPTER
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’ll 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. Text formulas consist only of the concatenation operator (&) used to combine two or more strings into a larger string.
Excel’s text functions ...