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On Mar 21, 2011, at 22:14 , Stefan Weigel wrote:


Am 21.03.2011 17:59, schrieb James Wilde:

I have a calc sheet with full names in one column, thus:

John Smith
Jane Smollett

I want to create a column with forenames and one with surnames.

No need for formulae.

Have a look at: "Data | Text to Columns..."


Thanks, Stefan, that could have done the hard work for me if I had known about it.  Good to know 
for next time, too, as it will certainly come up again.  To be sure I would have had a few strange 
results, since some names include more than one space (the separator) if, for example, a person has 
two forenames which are not hyphenated, or two surnames, but there aren't so many of them that they 
couldn't have been handled manually.


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