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I have attached a spreadsheet to demonstrate.

I need to filter on words I wont know yet because they are contained across columns and down rows.

how might i do that?

ultimately those words will go in a dropdown or list so that they can be filtered.
example.xlsx
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Question by:PeterBaileyUk
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 250 total points
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using a union query

select Distinct Word1 as [Word]
from tableX
where Word1 is not null
union
select Distinct Word2 as [Word]
from tableX
where Word2 is not null
union
etc...
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With UNION, unique values are returned. No need of DISTINCT in capricorn1 solution.
select Word1 as [Word]
from tableX
where Word1 is not null
union 
select Word2 as [Word]
from tableX
where Word2 is not null
union
etc...

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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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yes that is correct,
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sorry for delay tomorrow i have an operation so mind was not on  work.
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