I have several cells in Excel 2007 that contain long sentences with the letter r between words. For example:

"The product code is r A23000"

I tried typing "r" in the Find box but the results show not only single "r" but any words / sentences containing "r" - e.g. I was trying to get this done.

How can I search for an isolated r, or is there any Excel add-in that could help, or any VBA code to list the results line-by-line, like the Find box does?


The simplest method would be to search for the letter r with a space before and after the character. e.g: " r "



I replaced all instances of the letter r with a space to demonstrate.

  • You're welcome, and for future reference this should work with most programs. :D – Zain Patel May 24 '13 at 11:31
  • I'd suggest, another reason for avoiding tags in Titles. – pnuts May 24 '13 at 11:42

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