Excel Formula to Remove ALL Special Characters

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Excel 365 Version

=CLEAN(TEXTJOIN("",TRUE,IF(CODE(MID(A11,SEQUENCE(LEN(A11)),1))>=127,"",CHAR(CODE(MID(A11,SEQUENCE(LEN(A11)),1))))))

Pre-Excel 365 Version

=CLEAN(CONCAT(IF(CODE(MID(A11,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&LEN(A11))),1))>=127,"",CHAR(CODE(MID(A11,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&LEN(A11))),1))))))

How to Use

  1. Choose your version of the formula from above.
  2. Change the cell reference to the cell that needs to have characters removed in your worksheet.
  3. Watch the Video above to learn everything about the formula and replacing special characters in Excel.

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