I'm needing to create a fixed position file, I want to create a spreadsheet that will make the creation of that file easier. As an example say the first field of the text file is held in positions 01-32, field 2 is position 33-40. If the value of field 1 is only 5 characters long I need a formula (not VBA code, as I'm not as familiar with VBA), that will take the value I enter and add spaces for the remaining positions, (Field #1 (01-32), my value "ABCDE" (01-05), then spaces in position 06-32.

What I'm trying to do is:

1. use CELL A2 to house my value "ABCDE"

2. a formula that will take "ABCDE" and add the remaining spaces

Is there a formula that I can enter the positions or actual number of spaces and the formula takes my entered value and replaces some of the spaces while still maintaining a position length of 32 characters.