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How to Find and Replace in Headers in Excel

Finding and replacing text in headers is a common task in Excel. There are a few different ways to do this, depending on what you're looking for. Here's a quick rundown of how to find and replace text in headers in Excel.

Method 1: Find and Replace

The first method is to use the Find and Replace feature. This can be found under the Home tab, in the Editing group. Simply click on the Find & Select button, and then choose Replace. In the Find What field, enter the text you want to find. In the Replace With, enter the text you want to replace it with. Then click on the Replace All. This will replace all instances of the text you're looking for, throughout the entire workbook.

Method 2: Use Wildcards


(The dialog box shown above appears when you click on the "Options >>" button while performing a search)



(The dialog box shown above appears when you click on the "Format >>" button while performing a search)


Method 3: Use a Macro


  1. Open Microsoft Excel.

  2. Click "Developer" from the main menu at top of screen.

  3. If Developer is not an option, then click "File," "Options," "Customize Ribbon," check off "Developer," and click "OK."

  4. Click "Visual Basic" from the Code group.

  5. The Visual Basic Editor will open on the right side of your screen.

  6. Click Insert from menu at top of editor window.

  7. A dropdown menu will appear.

  8. Click Module from dropdown menu.

  9. A new module sheet will appear on left side of editor window.

  10. Paste macro into new module sheet.

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