Google Sheets is a great tool for organizing and tracking data. One common task is splitting a first and last name. This guide will show you how to do it in a few simple steps.
How to split first and last name in Google Sheets
If you want to split your first and last name in Google Sheets, here’s how:
1. In the Google Sheets spreadsheet, click on the cell with the name you want to split.
2. Click on the “Format” button (three horizontal lines in the top right corner of the cell).
3. Under “Font,” click on the drop-down menu and select “Manual.”
4. Under “Font Size,” select “14.”
5. Under “Text,” type your first name and last name separated by a comma.
6. Click on the “OK” button.
7. Repeat steps 2-6 for the second name.
8. Click on the “Calculate” button in the “Data” column of the cell you want to use as your title (for example, “First Name Last Name”).
9. Enter your title into the cell and click on the “Calculate” button.
10. Your title should now appear in the “Values” column of the cell.
11. Save the spreadsheet.
How to format your data in Google Sheets
If you have a lot of data in Google Sheets, you may want to split it into different columns so that you can see it better. To split a column, use the split function. For example, if you have the name of your blog in Column A, and you want to split it into first and last names, use the split function like this:
Column A: “blog”
Column B: “first_name”
Column C: “last_name”
You can now see the data in each column much more easily.
How to use the SPLIT function in Google Sheets
When you want to split a name in Google Sheets, all you need to do is type in the SPLIT function, followed by the first name, and then the last name. For example, if you wanted to split John’s last name in to first name (e.g. John) and last name (e.g. Doe), you would type in the SPLIT function, followed by John, and then Doe.
How to use the LEFT and RIGHT functions in Google Sheets
In Google Sheets, you can use the LEFT and RIGHT functions to split a range of cells into two equal parts. This is useful if you want to create two separate tables in your spreadsheet, for example.
To split a range of cells using the LEFT function, use the following syntax:
To split a range of cells using the RIGHT function, use the following syntax:
How to use the MID function in Google Sheets
Quick note: The MID function is not available in Google Sheets for Mac. If you need to split a first name and last name, you can use the VLOOKUP function.
If you want to split your first and last name in Google Sheets, here’s how you can do it.