#### Data within a cell

```If names are in cells as "last name, first name, middle initial" can a macro
be run to change the order to "first name, middle initial, last name"?
```
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David4882 (672)
1/6/2009 8:43:02 PM
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```A formula will do

Assuming you have spaces between commas and names,
=MID(A2,FIND(",",A2)+2,FIND(",",A2,FIND(",",A2)))&RIGHT(A2,FIND(",",A2,FIND(",",A2)))&", "&LEFT(A2,FIND(",",A2)-1)

Then just copy down. If you want this more permanent, copy the cells with
formulas, right click, paste special.

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Best Regards,

Luke M
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"David" wrote:

> If names are in cells as "last name, first name, middle initial" can a macro
> be run to change the order to "first name, middle initial, last name"?
```
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LukeM (202)
1/6/2009 9:07:01 PM
```Hi

No macro is needend.
With the names in column A enter this formula in column B1 and copy
down as needed.

=MID(A1,SEARCH(",",A1;1)+2,100) & ", " & LEFT(A1,SEARCH(",",A1)-1)

Then copy column B, select A1 and goto Paste Special > Select "values"
> Ok, then column B can be deleted.

HTH,

Per

On 6 Jan., 21:43, David <Da...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> If names are in cells as "last name, first name, middle initial" can a macro
> be run to change the order to "first name, middle initial, last name"?

```
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1/6/2009 11:53:20 PM
```You could always split the cell into 3 columns by going to Data, then text to
columns and adjust that way as well.

"David" wrote:

> If names are in cells as "last name, first name, middle initial" can a macro
> be run to change the order to "first name, middle initial, last name"?
```
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PJY (2)
1/7/2009 5:44:02 PM

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