How to remove a " quotation mark from a cell.

I feel like an idiot, but I can't seem to come up with a way to remove a " mark from a cell.  It may be at the beginning, midway or at the end of the cell.  Seems like a pretty simple find and replace or something, but I can't seem to get any formula to find it.

In particular, I was just trying to find the " mark's location in any given cell so I could simply do and left() and right() and then merry them together without the " in the cell.  ie find(Char(34),B2)  Even that is giving me an error though.  Help?  Excel 2007

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find(char(34),b2) works for me, can you post an example?

Is it possible there's a font/code page problem?
crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, AccessRemote Training and ProgrammingCommented:
backup your workbook

.1. select the cells
.2. press ctrl-H for Find/Replace
.3. Find what: "
.4. leave Replace with empty
.5. click Replace All
K BCommented:
use a tilde in the "Find"


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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)Commented:
Both these formulas are able to find the quotation  mark...

    =FIND("""", A1)
    =FIND(CHAR(34), A1)

However, if you want to remove the quotations, use SUBSTITUTE...

    =SUBSTITUTE(A1, """", "")
Sam KCommented:
I think what you are after is the substitute,
In this example I have used cell F7, the formula finds quotations and removes them
=SUBSTITUTE(F7, """","")
lindemrmAuthor Commented:
Here's an example segment of the file I'm playing with.  Hopefully one of you can see why the options you're suggesting and that I had already tried aren't currently working.

K BCommented:
if you are trying to just rid yourself of quotation marks, do a Find and Replace with tilde and then the characters you are trying to Find.

So for quotation mark ~"
for double quotes ~""
and so on...
K BCommented:
i think the file did not attach?
lindemrmAuthor Commented:
K BCommented:
I see now.. those are not double quotes they are two single quotes

find and replace of this:     ~''       works just fine

Just adjust your formula to remove the need to look for CHAR(34) or use Char(39)

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lindemrmAuthor Commented:
well crap. no wonder.   thank you!!
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