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Excel find and replace that contains carriage returns

Posted on 2013-10-24
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Hi guys,

In my cells I have the following data:

Key Features:
 - Setting 1
 - Setting 2
 - Setting 3
 - Setting 4

I need each cell to just contain:

<br />Setting 1
<br />Setting 2
<br />Setting 3
<br />Setting 4


There are carriage returns between the lines.

Cheers,
Dean
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Question by:deanlee17
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by:NBVC
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I am not sure I understand the request.

Are all of these in one cell?

 - Setting 1
 - Setting 2
 - Setting 3
 - Setting 4

are you just looking to replace the - with <br/>?
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by:deanlee17
ID: 39596994
Sorry, Yes its all in the same cell.
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by:NBVC
ID: 39596997
So you tried replacing the dash with <br/>?
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by:deanlee17
ID: 39597012
Some of the settings contain a dash..

- this is the settting 32 - 31
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by:NBVC
ID: 39597020
Maybe then replace this:

- S

with

<br/>S

ie. include the S
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by:deanlee17
ID: 39597053
Ok sorry I realise I wasn't clear, here is a real copy of the data:

Key Features
- Heat Settings - Variable
- Control - Manual control
- Flame Control Options - Can be used independent of heat
- Thermostat - Yes
- Spacer Frame - Included allowing fire to be fitted flat to wall
- Flame Effect - Glowing log bed
- Colour Finish - Available in chrome and black
- Fuel Bed - Log
- Max Output - 2.0 kw

So I kinda need to search for '<carriage return> - '
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by:NBVC
ID: 39597090
Ok,    In the FIND What field:  hold down the ALT key, then type the carriage return code (e.g. 010) using the number pad on your keyboard.
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by:deanlee17
ID: 39597155
Ok I press tab and cursor stops flashing, type '0' and I get the error tone, then it types '10'
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by:NBVC
ID: 39597171
You need to hold the ALT key down and while holding it down type 010.  You should see what appears to be a space.
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by:deanlee17
ID: 39597184
Nope, doesn't work for me. Using office 2010 professional plus, if that helps.
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by:NBVC
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Can you post a workbook showing a sampling with the carriage returns in place.
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by:deanlee17
ID: 39597250
Yes sure, see attached
sheet.xlsx
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Ok, maybe it's easier to do it this way....

in B2 add formula:

=SUBSTITUTE(A2,CHAR(10),"<br/>")

copied down.

then you can copy this column and paste special >> values over the original column.  Then delete the formula column.
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Perfect, thanks.
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