How to select cells with specific text in Excel?
Supposing you need to quickly go to or select cells containing specific text from a huge worksheet, how can you quickly select cells with specific text in Excel? You can quickly select cells containing specific text as follows in Excel.
For example, I have a worksheet containing data of students, now I want to select all cells containing specific student name. Using Find function in Excel to select cell containing specific text as follows:
1. Click Home > Find & Select > Find, and a Find and Replace dialog box will pop out. Input the text that you need in the Find what dropdown list. See screenshot:
2. Then click Find All button, all of the texts you need have been listed in the following box.
3. And then press Ctrl + A to select all of the values in the box. Click Close button, all of the text that you need have been selected in the range. Seen screenshots:
With Find function, you just only can select the cells, if you would like to select the entire rows with specific text, the method will not work.
With Select Specific Cells of Kutools for Excel, you can select both the cells and the entire rows with the specific values in a worksheet.
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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:（Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)
1. Select the range that you want to find the specific text.
2. Click Kutools > Select Tools > Select Specific Cells, see screenshot:
3. In the Select Specific Cells dialog box, specify the selection type that you need, and choose Contains from the Specific type dropdown list, then input the value that you want to select. See screenshot:
Tip: If you want to match entire cell contents, select Equal from the Specific type drop-down list.
4. Then click OK or Apply. A dialog pops out to remind the number of selected cells, close it, and all of the specified text will be selected.
1. From the Specific type dropdown list, you can choose any other criteria that meet your need.
2. With this tool, you can select cells, entire rows or entire columns that you need. If you check Entire row, the result is as shown as below:
3. With this tool, you also can select two specific texts at the same time. Check Or indicate to select cells which contains oneof the two specific texts, check And means to select cells both contains the two specific texts.
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