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Imagine a huge worksheet with tens of thousands of formulas. I want to be able to quickly find all the errors to correct them. I have found that using the normal search procedure I can type in things like #DIV/0! or #NAME? and it will find them, but I would have to type in all the various types of errors separately and that is somewhat time consuming.

Is there a way to simply search for any error?

One solution we seem to use at work is to put most formulas inside =if(iserror()) or now =iferror() and to just have it output "error" if it is an error. Is this necessary? Or, is there a way to find all the errors without it?

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You may consider asking this on Stack Overflow instead if you want to se programming (VBA) solutions as well – brettdj Oct 23 '12 at 22:35
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Excel's Go To tool will help here. Press F5 and select Special... then click Formulas and check only Errors. This will highlight every cell with an error result.

From that point, hit Enter to move between them or highlight them with a color, etc.

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It looks like it's tab to go between them, not enter. Other than that, this seems like what I was looking for! Thanks! – Graphth Oct 23 '12 at 23:14
Glad that helped. Interestingly though, both Enter and Tab work for me in Excel 2007. – Rob G Oct 24 '12 at 7:04

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