how to eliminate a space when the field is blank in a merge



when you merge a letter and one of the fields is blank how do you eliminate
the space that occurs when there is no data:
Mr. Gary A. Ward
Mr. Gary two spaces Ward
in the second instance how do I keep excel from putting an extra space
because it has no data from the middle initial field?

Dave Peterson

You're doing something like:

=a1 & " " & b1 & " " & c1 & " " & d1

if yes, then maybe:
=trim(a1 & " " & b1 & " " & c1 & " " & d1)


Concatenate will not insert a blank:

put hello in A1
put world in C1
make no entries in B1
will display:

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