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Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.
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This article shows you how to create a custom function to strip extra characters from a string. This function is useful in a situation where the value in a field contains too many spaces between names or has other formatting problems.
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To create the custom function to strip extra characters from a string, follow these steps:
For more information about the Chr() function and character codes, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type Chr in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.