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Easily find and replace in multiple worksheets and workbooks

Normally we can easily find and replace values in active worksheet or all worksheets of active workbook, but it's tough to find and replace values in multiple worksheets and workbooks at the same time. Kutools for Excel's Advanced Find and Replace utility is designed to help us find and replace values in multiple worksheets and workbooks easily.

Find text or value in multiple worksheets of active workbook

Find text or value in multiple workbooks (Excel files)

Replace text or value in multiple workbooks (Excel files)

Demo


 Click the Advanced Find and Replace button shot find replace multiple sheets files 0 in the Navigation Pane, see screenshot:


Find text or value in multiple worksheets of active workbook

You can apply Kutools for Excel's Advanced Find and Replace utility to find values in multiple worksheets of active workbook easily. Please do as follows:

 

1. Switch to the Advanced Find and Replace view by clicking the Find and Replace button  in the Navigation Pane.

2. Click the Find tab at the top.

3. In the Find what box, type the value that you will find in multiple worksheets.

4. Select All workbooks in the Within drop down lit.

5. In the Workbooks list, only check the worksheets of active workbook which you will find values in.

Tip: By default all worksheets of all open workbooks are selected in the workbooks list. You can uncheck all worksheets of all workbooks by clearing the checkbox at the upper-right corner of workbooks list, and then only check specified worksheets of active workbook.

6. Click the Find All button to search, and it will list all results at the bottom of Navigation pane.


Find text or value in multiple workbooks (Excel files)

This utility can also find values in all/multiple opening workbooks easily. Please do as follows:

 

1. Shift to the Advanced Find and Replace view by clicking the Find and Replace button  in the Navigation Pane.

2. Click the Find tab at the top.

3. In the Find what box, type the value that you will find in multiple workbooks.

4. Select All workbooks in the Within drop down lit.

5. In the Workbooks list, only check the workbooks that you will find the specified value in.

Tip: You can hide worksheets in the workbooks list by clicking the little dark arrow at the top-left corner of list.

6. Click the Find All button to search, and it will list all results at the bottom of Navigation pane.


Replace text or value in multiple workbooks (Excel files)

To replace text in multiple opening workbooks with this utility, please do as follows:

 

1. Shift to the Advanced Find and Replace view by clicking the Find and Replace button  in the Navigation Pane.

2. Click the Replace tab at the top.

3. In the Find what box, type the value that you will replace in multiple workbooks.

4. In the Replace with box, type the value that you will replace with.

5. Select All workbooks in the Within drop down lit.

6. Only check the workbooks that you will replace specified value in.

Tip: You can hide worksheets in the workbooks list by clicking the little dark arrow at the top-left corner of list.

7. Click the Replace All button to replace specified text or value in selected worksheets of selected workbooks at once.


Notes:

1. Click the  button will minimize the finding and searching options, and click the  button will expand advanced finding and searching options again.

 

2. If you want to do a case-sensitive searching, please check the Match Case option.

3. If you want to search with matching entire cell contents, please check the Match entire Cell option.

4. Click the Delete button  to clear all searching results.

5. This utility does not work in Windows XP.


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