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    Removing Characters.

    Hey all. I'm trying to sort through duplicates of phone numbers but unfortunately, some entries have (+, -, or " ") in them. Is there a way I can delete all these characters from my data? :D

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    Re: Removing Characters.

    Ctrl+H and replace each character with nothing

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    Re: Removing Characters.

    Thanks for that suggestion, but I've got a LOT of phone numbers. I've already written up the search code to compare exact words but I was just hoping if there was a function that could omit certain characters, or a way to make a function that goes through each line and deletes all of them.

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    Oh god, that worked. LOL! I'm a moron. Thanks, you're awesome. <3

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    Re: Removing Characters.

    For replacing you can select:

    - one cell
    - whole sheet
    - one ore more rows
    - one or more columns

    So when you want to replace in part of the workbook you can select just that part.
    In your case probably whole sheet (Ctrl+A) should work

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    Re: Removing Characters.

    It works except for the spacebar. Darn spacebar.

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    Re: Removing Characters.

    Spacebar should also work but it will remove all spacebars in the words.
    For example if you have names there it will remove space between them: John Doe -> JohnDoe

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    Re: Removing Characters.

    and in addition all sheets as well.
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