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    Excel seperate first & last name



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    Hello,

    I have an Excel assignment about seperating First & Last names in a given sheet. The sheet contains names as follows:
    Forlani, Claire
    Trejo, Danny
    Prinze, Freddie Jr.
    Mulroney, Dermot
    Charles, Josh (SWAT)
    Charles, Josh (SWAT)
    Blair, Selma
    Super Troopers
    Broken Arrow (John Travolta / Christian Slater)
    Goodfellas (Ray Liotta / Lorraine Bracco)

    I am looking for a formula that will make the above names to:
    Claire Forlani
    Danny Trejo
    Freddie Jr. Prinze
    Dermot Mulroney
    Josh Charles (SWAT)
    Super Troopers
    Broken Arrow (John Travolta / Christian Slater)
    Goodfellas (Ray Liotta / Lorraine Bracco)

    The only catch is Charles, Josh (SWAT) and I only want it to read Josh Charles (SWAT). The last three will remain the same.
    Let me know if someone can write a formula for this ?

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