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Oct 14, 2009

I have a worksheet that I produced from optical character recognition, and there are a lot of funky characters that I need to get rid of. One is a line break or carraige return (I assume it's the same character that I could insert by entering ALT+ENTER). How do I search for this special character to replace it? How do I identify what that invisible character is?

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I am looking a macro which should perform below activities

I have a lists of suppliers which needs to cleansed....

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2.replace Corporation with Corp
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Limited with Ltd
Limited partnership/ltd partnership with LP
Company with Co
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SVCS with SERVICES
DEPT with DEPARTMENT
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Ctr with CENTER
UNIV with UNIVERSITY

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The macro should when I select any particular column... not restricted to column A

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ActiveSheet.Select

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