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How to search and replace for manual line break in Excel?
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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Dec 9, 2008

My Excel file contains cells with manual line breaks ("alt + enter").
Before I translate the text I would like to remove them, replacing by a code (for example <br>) and then after the translation replace it back again.
Excel seems not to support this, so I have to find our which code I should use for that.
I think haveing read something similar on ProZ some time ago, but fail to find the corresponding topic.

Thanks a bunch
Best regards
Jerzy


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Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
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0010 Dec 9, 2008

http://excel.tips.net/Pages/T003220_Searching_for_Line_Breaks.html

The answer is to remember that you can enter any ASCII code into the "Find What" box by holding down the Alt key and using the numeric keypad. Since the ASCII code for the line break is 10, you can follow these steps:

1. Press Ctrl+F to display the Find tab of the Find and Replace dialog box. (Click here to see a related figure.)
2. In the Find What box, hold down the Alt key as you type 0010 on the numeric keypad. It may not look like anything is in the Find What box, but the character is there.
3. Click Find Next.



HTH

Selcuk


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Thanks - exactly that was it Dec 9, 2008

and it worked.

Thanks again and best regards
Jerzy


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Spiros Doikas  Identity Verified
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Asap-utilities Dec 9, 2008

A brilliant, free, excel add-on.
http://www.asap-utilities.com/


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Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
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Line breaks in excel Dec 9, 2008

http://www.proz.com/prozwiki/en:Wordfast_how_to

in case anyone searches for this in the future, it's explained at the very bottom of this article


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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
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I think there are several line breaks to be considered Dec 9, 2008

Hi Jerzy,

My own Excel macros look for Chr(9), Chr(10) and Chr(13).

Just for future reference,
Gerard


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