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find and replace in Excel

Posted on 2011-09-14
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Is it possible to do find and replace on a collection of cells in Excel? For example, I tried selecting a column that has cells with text in them and I looked for the letter a
but it did not find it even though there were many. I also tried just selecting the cells but not the entire column but still get that it does not find any.

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Well, it must work...

Check if there is some option inadvertedly selected: go to "Find & Replace" window, <Options...> button, and see "match case" option, "match full cell" option... (I don't know how they are spelled in English Excel)

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you can use to folowing function find "a" in cells

=MID(B1,FIND("a",B1),1)
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In addition to checking whether you selected 'match case', also be sure to check whether you are searching in values or in formulas.
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