Aug 09 2019 02:51 AM
Aug 09 2019 02:51 AM
Requirement 1: I want to be able to filter the cells to the letter "a" or "is"
Requirement 2: I want to be able to Find and Replace the word "is" with should be
Issue 2: When I search for "is", the words "list" and "display" show up and so the output is lshouldt and dshouldplay
Is this possible without VBA?
Aug 09 2019 02:59 AM
In Find and Replace options check Match entire cell content
In column Filter you may select Text Filter -> Equals
Aug 09 2019 03:09 AM
Hi @Sergei Baklan - this does not work.
The reason is that for that feature to work the cell must contain nothing but the word "is".
For example, if I have a cell F1 with a value "My name is Matt" and I search for "is" and have "match cell contents" to true, then it will not find cell F1 because the cell contents contains words other than "is".
If the cell just contained "is" and nothing else then your solution would work.
Thanks for trying!
Aug 09 2019 03:21 AMSolution
You may wrap it by spaces searching for " is ".
Aug 10 2019 10:56 AM
@Sergei Baklan Un-freaking believable!!
Thank you so much!!!
One small thing, for future reference: Is it possible to include punctuation e.g.
Find and replace "is" with "should be"
is it possible to include punctuation instead of doing find and replace for is!, is., is, etc. ..........?
For future readers:
Aug 10 2019 12:47 PM
Afraid not. You may use " is?" where the question mark means any single character. It finds " is ", " is!", etc., but the words as "issue" also will be found for substitution.
One option is to use Find Next and click Replace only if correct word was found.
Another option, if to replace in place, write some macro on VBA which will do the job.
One more option is to add helper column, if your texts are in column, and use formulas to change the text returning result into helper column.
Jun 20 2022 07:22 AM
Jun 20 2022 12:06 PM
Sorry, I don't have Excel 2016 to test, my guess it shall work the same way
Jun 20 2022 12:18 PM
It works in my Excel 2013 sheet if the search is done without double or single quotes.
Jun 21 2022 02:57 AM
Jun 21 2022 02:58 AM