Excel/Macro Excel 2007



I am trying to edit and remove the letter portion of a number-letter combination that is in series of rows, for example:
1.2A  -5.4C   8.7A   12.8A
4.6D   8.2A   6.1C    4.3B

I would like the end result from the macro to be only numbers, as in:

1.2    -5.4   8.7    12.8
4.6     8.2   6.1     4.3

Without the letter portion of the numbers I will be able to perform some analysis of the data.

There are many rows, so a macro to accomplish this task would be very helpful. Is there any hope for a Excel 2007 macro to accomplish this task? Thanks for any help you can provide.

Jim G.

Jim G.

Select the cells to process then run a macro like this (test it on a copy of your worksheet)

Sub removeletter()
Dim cell As Range, s As String
For Each cell In Selection
 If Len(Trim(cell)) > 1 Then
   s = Right(cell.Text, 1)
   If Not IsNumeric(s) Then
     cell.Value = Left(cell.Text, Len(cell.Text) - 1)
   End If
 End If
End Sub

worked for me with the data you show.

Tom Ogilvy

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