In this __Excel Tutorial__ I will show you how to use **Len Function** using** Excel 2010**.

**Len Function** returnees the number of character in a __text__. I will show base on the example.

I will returnee the number of characters of my** Name**. To do this I go to Formula bar type **equal, Len** and open **parenthesis** - as you can see below __Len function has only one argument text.__ Next I just select My text and close parenthesis.

My result are thirteen (13) characters.

Now, I will check what will happen when I will add **space** or remove the **space.**

I will add one more space at the beginning-in the middle-at the end. Below, red lines show us the spaces.

As you can see the number of character was change from 13 to 16 - because __Len function included spaces.__

In my example I have three more characters.

You can find **Len Function** if you go to **Formulas** tab select **Text** function collect and in the middle of the list you can find **Len Function**. I select this and I get the Function Arguments window.

In function Arguments window I select** Text** argument the same like before and click **OK. **

Picture below, show you this step.

I get exactly the same result like in previous example **sixteen (16).**

I hope this Excel Tutorial was helpful.

Take Care,

Katie and Emil.