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I need a formula that I can search for the existance of one of multiple strings in a cell

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I want to search wether a cell contains either "office" or "excel" or "access".
The formula should also give a succes when multiple of the strings are present in the cell.
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=COUNT(SEARCH({"Office","Excel","Access"},A1))>0

for example.
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When I paste this exact formula in excel I get a message that it contains an error.
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If you normally use a semicolon in formulas rather than a comma, you need:

=COUNT(SEARCH({"Office";"Excel";"Access"};A1))>0

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