inspector text is an Add-In for Microsoft Excel that adds powerful worksheet formula functions for manipulating and working with text in worksheet cells, including search & replace, and fuzzy matching.
inspector text's search & replace functions are extremely versatile, flexible, adaptable, and detailed. They are vastly more powerful and useful than the search & replace functions built into Excel, yet are easy to use and do not require any special knowledge.
-- Use several powerful wildcards and substitutions. -- Search from left to right or from right to left. -- Restrict search to text that appears before (or does not appear before) other text you specify. -- If replacing text, rearrange text as desired, instead of (or in addition to) replacing it. -- Return any of 22 kinds of information about the text found. -- Choose a friendly, custom text message to return if no match is found, instead of returning a standard error, if desired.
inspector text's fuzzy matching worksheet formulas allow you to determine whether or not the text in two cells is similar, or find the characters they have in common. They can also be used to find the text items in a list that are most similar to a target text item. Finally, you can easily find the needle in that haystack!
There is nothing else on the market like inspector text. Sure, other add-ins do menu-based search & replace and even simple fuzzy matching. But compare what you can do with inspector text in your worksheet formulas, and you'll never look back.
inspector text also adds worksheet formula functions that: -- Exclude or retrieve lists of characters from text. -- Return ordinal indicators for cardinal numbers ("1st" for 1, "2nd" for 2...). -- Evaluate concatenated formulas (even if the arithmetic operator is text). -- Perform Regular Expressions search and replace.
If you're a programmer, inspector text's functions can be called directly from your own programming code.