Search (and replace) in Excel 2010
Thread poster: Mervyn Henderson

Mervyn Henderson  Identity Verified
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Feb 3, 2014

I don't work much with Excels, or try not to, because they annoy me, and it sounds like a stupid question, but how do I do a word search in an Excel 2010 document? The usual Ctrl + B (in the Spanish version) doesn't respond, and the only thing I can find is the Search and Replace function, Ctrl + L in Spanish, but when I do that, the cursor always positions itself below in the Replace box, not in the Search box above, and I have to reposition the stupid thing each time I do a search, or leave the dialogue open each time, delete the last search and enter the next word I'm searching for in the upper box. It's driving me mad. Is there no way to simply bring up Search in the right box each time?

TIA,


Mervyn


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Tony M  Identity Verified
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Edit menu? Feb 3, 2014

I use a FR localized version of my Office, and it is irritating the way some Ctrl+ shortcuts work as normal, but some have been 'translated'.

If you look in the 'Edit' menu, surely it will tell you what the keyboard shortcut is for Search (without replace!)?

If it really doesn't, can you not try assigning your Ctrl+B (buscar?) shortcut to the function, and that might tell you what is already assigned to it


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Mervyn Henderson  Identity Verified
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Now it works for some reason Feb 3, 2014

Thanks Tony,

Maybe I've gone completely mad, but I did check on the tabs that it was Ctrl + B and Ctrl + L, and then tried Ctrl + B again, and now it WORKS. Was it there all along? Who knows.

Mervyn


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