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Chapter 7. Worksheet Editing Techniques > Finding and Replacing Stuff

Finding and Replacing Stuff

Suppose you've built a large worksheet and you now need to find every occurrence of a specific string of text or values in that worksheet. (In computerese, a string is defined as any continuous series of characters—text, numbers, math operators, or punctuation symbols.) You can choose Edit, Find to locate any string, cell reference, or range name in cells or formulas on a worksheet. In addition to strings, you can now also find formatting, with or without strings attached. You can then choose Replace to overwrite the strings or formatting you locate with new strings or new formatting.

When you choose Edit, Find (or press Ctrl+F), a dialog box like the one in Figure 7-31 appears. (If yours looks different, click Options to expand the dialog box.) Use the options on the Find tab in the following ways:


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