Here I will show you a nice trick to split up characters of text in excel. You can see in the above picture I am having a merged cell to put a text in it. I will develop a formula which will split up all characters of the text vertically in a column.

Now I have put the formula

**=IF(COUNTIF($J$1:$J1,”*”)+1<=$D$12,MID($B$2,COUNTIF($J$1:$J1,”*”)+1,1),””)**

and I will drag it to bottom.

See the result is shown in above picture how the formula works.

I have given some related posts which would help you to understand the formula.

##### Lesson#46: Count cells which contain any text or part of that text

##### Lesson#5: Function VLOOKUP and dollar sign

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