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VBScript: Search through an Excel Workbook for Multiple Keywords

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Hello Experts!

      I have yet to come across anything in my research that assist me in finding multiple keywords in Excel when performing a search through a spreadsheet that can consist of over 100,000 rows with 18 columns.

     A Macro would do this, but a macro can be time consuming when setting up each search.   I need something like a VBScript or .HTA that has a GUI that will allow me to browse out to the .xls or .xlsx file Open it, add my list of keywords that I want to search on.  Once my keywords have been entered, I could just click "Start" it would scrub through the entire worksheet looking for these keywords and highlight them as it finds them.  It might even provide a location in the spreadsheet for each find, just as the native search function does in Excel. I could then open that workbook and see the highlighted keywords.  

    An help is greatly appreciated!
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