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Text » Delete number of leading characters...

This utility removes a given number of characters from the front of the selected  cells.

The utility works on both cells with numbers and text. Cells with dates will be skipped.
If a cell has a formula or an array formula then it will first be replaces with its calculated value and then the characters will be stripped.

You can for example use it to quickly remove the first two characters from all the selected cells.

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Example screenshot: Delete leading characters
Delete leading characters
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Starting this utility

In the Excel menu choose: ASAP Utilities » Text » Delete number of leading characters...

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Additional keywords for this tool:
Remove, Truncate, String

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