How Do I Search for Only a Particular Word in Excel?

Excel, a Microsoft Office software program, is a popular tool for creating spreadsheets and workbooks to store and analyze information. Excel allows you to filter information and search for single words, phrases or groups of numbers within a document, or, by using a search-and-replace function, to substitute other words, phrases or numbers in a single instance or throughout the document.

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It's easy to search for words in Excel.

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Start Excel and open a worksheet.

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Click inside any cell, blank or otherwise.

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Ensure you are on the "Home" tab in the toolbar. Move your cursor to the "Editing" section, then click on "Find & Select" (it has a small icon of binoculars).

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Click the tab that says "Find."

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Type in the word you'd like to search for and click "Find All" to locate all instances, or "Find Next" to search for the next instance on the worksheet.