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Posted on 2011-09-26
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Help please...

I was creating an array and copying it down; somehow there is now an icon of a scroll in every one of those cells--even though the array has been deleted.  The only way I've found to get rid of the icon is to click on and delete it.  I have 9900 rows with it so this is unfeasible.   When I deleted the column they were in they moved to the next column.  Is there a way to delete them?

Thanks.
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Question by:FFNStaff
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Hello,

"icon of a scroll"? This sounds like you copied content from the web and the html code contained code, like JavaScript.

Try this:

Hit F9, click Special, tick Objects and hit OK. Hit the Delete key.

Are the scroll icons gone now?

cheers, teylyn
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by:FFNStaff
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The F9 key doesn't do anything...  Is there another way to get to whatever you're referencing?
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Typo, F5, Sorry, I meant F5.

This opens the GoTo dialog.
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by:FFNStaff
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Teylyn, sorry for the delay.  Tried several times, didn't work.  Any other suggestions?
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 2000 total points
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You may need to repeat this several times to catch all the objects.

I just copied and pasted a web page into Excel. The first round of F5 > Special > Objects > Delete only deleted the images. The script icons were still showing. The next cycle of F5 > Special > Objects > Deleted the script icons.

In the first screenshot you can see parts of the script showing when the mouse hovers over a script icon.
In the second screenshot you see the script icons selected (that was the second cycle of F5 etc.)


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by:FFNStaff
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The file is so big it must have just taken a long time for the process to work.  Thanks again for your help!
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