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    search files (Excel 2007)

    In Excel XP I could use the File/Open dialog box to search for text within other Excel files. In 2007 it doesn't give me any option to do that within the dialog box. Does anyone know of a way to search without having to use the Windows search tool?

    Lara

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    Re: search files (Excel 2007)

    Microsoft has decided that users should use one of the desktop search engines in Windows to search for files, and for this reason, the search capability has been removed from the Microsoft Office applications (both interactively and in VBA code).

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    Re: search files (Excel 2007)

    Thanks so much for the quick response. I'm disappointed - it was a lot handier to do in the dialog box!

    Lara

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