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Remove a symbol from a column Excel cells

Posted on 2013-05-24
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I have a spreadsheet of address from a customer. The first column has school names with the majority of the with a * in front of the name.
*Algona
*Ames
Des Moines
*Alta
*Waukee

How do I remove the * ?
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Question by:Dan Purcell
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Saqib Husain, Syed earned 500 total points
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Do a find-replace

but instead of the * use

~*
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by:Dan Purcell
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Thanks for your timely answer!
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