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101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By : John Walkenbach
Book Image

101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By: John Walkenbach

Overview of this book

Excel is a popular program. Millions of people throughout the world use it on a regular basis. But it’s a safe bet that the vast majority of users have yet to discover some of the amazing things this product can do. 101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?is packed with information that you need to know in order to confidently and seamlessly master the challenges that come with using Excel! Excel 2013 is excellent, but there's lots to learn to truly excel at Excel! In this latest addition to his popular Mr. Spreadsheet's Bookshelf series, John Walkenbach, aka "Mr. Spreadsheet," shares new and exciting ways to accomplish and master all of your spreadsheet tasks. From taming the Ribbon bar to testing and tables, creating custom functions, and overcoming "impossible" charts, mixing nesting limits, and more,?101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?will save you time and help you avoid common spreadsheet stumbling blocks.
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Tip 71: Performing Inexact Searches

If you have a large worksheet with lots of data, locating what you’re looking for can be difficult. The Excel Find and Replace dialog box is a useful tool for locating information, and it has a few features that many users overlook.

Access the Find and Replace dialog box by choosing Home⇒Editing⇒Find & Select⇒Find (or by pressing Ctrl+F). If you’re replacing information, you can use Home⇒Editing⇒Find & Select⇒Replace (or Ctrl+H). The only difference is which of the two tabs is displayed in the dialog box. Figure 71-1 shows the Find and Replace dialog box after clicking the Options button, which expands the dialog box to show additional options.


Figure 71-1: The Find and Replace dialog box with the Find tab selected.

In many cases, you want to locate “approximate” text. For example, you may be trying to find data for a customer named Stephen R. Rosencrantz...