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Removing Personal Information in Excel

There are a few different ways to remove personal information from Excel. One way is to use the Find and Replace tool. Go to the Home tab, click on Find & Select in the Editing group, and then click on Replace. In the Find what box, type in the personal information that you want to remove. Leave the Replace with box blank, and click on the Replace All button. Another way to remove personal information is to use the Go To Special feature. Go to the Home tab, click on Find & Select in the Editing group, and then click on Go To Special. In the Go To Special dialog box, select Blanks and click on the OK button. This will select all of the blank cells in your worksheet. Once all of the blank cells are selected, you can delete them by pressing the Delete key on your keyboard.

If you want to remove personal information from a specific range of cells, you can use the Clear Contents command. First, select the range of cells that you want to clear. Then go to the Home tab, click on Clear in the Editing group, and click on Clear Contents. This will remove all of the data from the selected cells.

You can also use a macro to remove personal information from Excel. To do this, open the Visual Basic Editor (go to Tools > Macro > Visual Basic Editor) and insert a new module (go to Insert > Module). Paste the following code into the module:

Sub RemovePersonalInformation()
'Declare variables
Dim rng As Range
Dim cell As Range
'Set range variable equal to used range in active sheet
Set rng = ActiveSheet.UsedRange
'Loop through each cell in range
For Each cell In rng
'If cell contains "First Name", "Last Name", or "SSN", clear contents of cell
If cell.Value = "First Name" Or cell.Value = "Last Name" Or cell.Value = "SSN" Then
cell.ClearContents
End If
Next cell
End Sub

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