This is to remove excess characters from a string. It can be enhanced with options or changed depending if you want spaces or not etc.

Function fixchar(s As Variant) As Variant Dim a, b, i As Integer fixchar = "" If Len(s) = 0 Then Exit Function For i = 1 To Len(s) b = Mid(s, i, 1) ' No Spaces: "[A-Z,a-z,0-9]" ' Spaces OK: "[A-Z,a-z,0-9 ]" If b Like "[:,/,A-Z,a-z,0-9 ]" Then fixchar = fixchar & b End If Next i End Function

There is a more sophisticated function here where you can just run a macro on a selection instead of using a function as above.