Well earlier today I received one of these spreadsheets that just makes me want to pull the hair out of my head.
Why so frustrating you ask??? Well in this spreadsheet a user had forced a line break within a cell by pressing the ALT + Enter key. Unfortunately for me, I needed to bring in this data into Access and the ALT + Enter caused me great difficulties.
Adding to my problem was that the spreadsheet was large with many columns and rows of data and in many of the columns there were ALT+Enter's.
Well fortunately I know how to get rid of them and its as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4...
- Open the spreadsheet and press CTRL+H to open the find and replace.
- In the find what field, hold down the ALT key and type 0010. Now when you do this you wont see anything but trust me and invisible line break character is in the field.
- Click in the Replace with field and choose a character to replace them with (such as a space key).
- Select Replace All.