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    Changing default behaviour of 'Edit|Find' (2003 SP1)

    If I click on Edit|Find in Excel, it defaults to searching in the current worksheet. I invariably have multiple-worksheet workbooks and would rather the search be carried out throughout the workbook, more often as not.

    I know it's lazy, but is there any way I can change the default behaviour of the Find command to get Excel to default to workbook searches rather than worksheet searches in such circumstances? Can't see anything in Tools|Options but, in view of how customisable Excel is in other aspects, I'd be surprised if it can't be done. (Anything that saves me an extra mouseclick has got to be worthwhile. <img src=/S/anigrin.gif border=0 alt=anigrin width=19 height=19> )

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    Re: Changing default behaviour of 'Edit|Find' (2003 SP1)

    As far as I know, you can not change the default behaviour.

    You could write your own routine with whatever parameters you want set and have this linked to a button. Then replace the excel button with your custom macro button.

    Steve

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    Re: Changing default behaviour of 'Edit|Find' (2003 SP1)

    Steve is correct, no way to change the default alas.

    But you might try my Flexfind utility, it can also Search and replace in Excel's objects.
    Jan Karel Pieterse
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