I use many time the “replace” function and sometimes selecting the “match entire cell contents” option to ensure that it will replace only a particular value. For instance, I want to replace only “i” by “incident”, if I don’t select the option, all cells that contain “i” will be changed meaning that a cell with “mission” will be “mincidentssincidenton”.
When I use the macro ?
For a daily and/or a monthly report, so instead to use the “replace” function, create a macro is quicker.
How to create the macro ?
Read How to create, edit, hide and select a macro in an excel report
How to create the button to associate it with the macro ?
Read How to create a button and associated it to a macro in an excel report
How is the macro ?
Copy the code below and paste it into your macro. You will see my comments in green if exist so follow the help to adapt to your need.
' replace only cell with i by incident for the column B
Selection.Replace What:="i", Replacement:="incident", LookAt:=xlWhole