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Searching for a specific character in a cell and replacing it with another

asked 2016-07-02 21:22:14 +0200

Dirka gravatar image

Hello there

When I'm doing my budget sheets I copy from the bank's website into my Calc sheet. The values are pasted into my Calc sheet as a text value.

When I format the cell from a text value to either a date or a currency value then a ' character is added to the front of the value i.e.:

When pasting from the website a text value is stored in the cell: Jun 29, 2016

When I format the cell to a date value, the value changes to: 'Jun 29, 2016

I can't get my date and currency formatting to take place until I remove the ' character. I'm hoping that I can use the find and replace function to search for the ' character and replace it with a space which will allow the correct formatting to take effect.

I can't figure out though how to accomplish this. Looking forward to your input.

Regards Dirk

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answered 2016-07-02 22:50:16 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

Use past special to past as unformatted text so you can select in field type for every field clicking on their head. Menu/Insert/Past special [Crtl+Shift+V]

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