Remove spaces from tab delimited text file

Is there a trim function like in Excel to eliminate extra spaces from a text file on import? Can't seem to find what I am looking for.

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Here goes

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is anyone can help me to write a program in Microsoft Access to convert "test.txt" to a tab delimited file.
All fields must be trimmed of extra spaces.

file is attached below.

and then include a form to specify the input and output and a button to run the conversion.
Do not use Macros to perform the conversion (i.e. TransferText)

"test.txt" is a fixed width (811 byte) vertical bar delimited file

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Well I was going to show you an example, but apparently this forum automatically removes extra spaces, how coincidental, just what I'm looking for

So I tried to use the function Trim in Excel, but it was annoyingly troublesome with so many rows and columns, plus it didn't correct the actual columns, but instead displayed them in a new columns.

So I thought maybe it would be wiser to have Access remove the spaces. Of course with my limited knowledge of Access, I went to Google.

I found this script that looks like what I need exactly, I just don't know how to execute or apply it to my database, specifically to those four fields.

I have it as a file, trmStringExample.mdb and also in text format as I have shown below.

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