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Tilde not working to replace asterisk?

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dmharris
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I'm not sure if using the tilde followed by the asterisk no longer works to find and replace the asterisk, or if I have something set weird.

 

I am pretty sure I've always used ~* when wanting to find and replace an * but now Excel gives the error that "There's a problem with this formula".

 

Is there another easy way to do it?

 

Thanks!

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@dmharris  Can you post your formula?


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I'm just talking about the Find and Replace

 

I want to change the "*" in every selected cell temporarily to "ast".

Actually that answered the question haha

 

I had to change the "=" to "eql" first so it wasnt trying to make it a formula.

 

Thanks!

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