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    search and replace *

    I have a spread sheet with asterisks in a few cells. How can I use find and replace? Everytime I try to use the find and replace I believe it interprets my typing the asterisk as a wildcard. I tried "*" and it does not work. I also tried *** and ** and they do not work either.

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    Re: search and replace *

    Hi,
    If you put a tilde (~) before the asterisk, then Excel will find the actual asterisk character rather than using a wildcard search (the same applies to question marks)
    Hope that helps.
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    Rory

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    Re: search and replace *

    Rory--thank you very much--your suggestion worked!

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