How to combine one character of a cell with text from another cell in Excel

Darla Nice
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We are trying to take the first letter of the first name in column A and combine it with the last name in column B.  We need this to be in a formula form and not just using text to column or flash fill.  Is there a formula we can use for this? 


Mary (cell A1) Smith (cell B1) combine to cell C1 as MSmith


Thanks for your help. 

4 Replies

No problem, glad it worked :)


You might also have a look at right() and mid() they do similar things for the right and middle of a text string.

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