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Flexfind: Search and replace made easy

For Microsoft Excel

Is free of charge and works in Excel 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

if you really like it:

Excel 2007-2016

Flexfind2007  v5.3, build 595 (1 Oct 2018, Downloaded: 33,575 times)

This is the 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 version, cannot be used with older versions. See below for more information on the tool.

Excel 2003

Flexfind  v5.3, build 588 (27 Oct 2015, Downloaded: 48,438 times) See Screenshot

Flexfind eases searching throughout an entire workbook. Enter a string to search for and get a list of all found locations. Click on an entry to go there. Select workbook, sheet or range searching. Replace with another string in the found items you select. At your wish, get a confirmation for each occurrence found (also within one cell). MAC enabled (thanks to Matthew Henson). Ever needed to replace a company name in the title of 25 charts? Or replace just the third occurrence of a cell address in some cells' formulas? Or change a part of the printheader of 6 sheets? Now there is Flexfind, which enables Search and Replace in all these items and more!!!

Recent Changes

5.3 Build 595:

Fixed 2016 and 2013 Workbook Window selection problems.

Mac version

Alas, this version will not work on a mac. For Mac users, Flexfind 5.1 (Downloaded: 7,161 times) is still available.

Instructions: Download the zip file by clicking the link above that says "". Unpack the files in the zip file to a folder of your liking and open the file called "Setup Flexfind.xls". Press the button in that file to install.

Click here to request support or issue comments or suggestions on this product.


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Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (2/12/2018 10:17:46 AM)

Hi April,

I apologize for the inconvenience. I don't own a MAC so I am not in the position to troubleshoot the problem!


Comment by: Daniel (2/23/2018 2:28:24 AM)

I came here trying to find a tool that could find&replace within the header&footer, but it seems I can't get it to work.

Am I doing something wrong or is it a limitation of the add-in itself?

Thank you in advance


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (2/23/2018 11:28:26 AM)

Hi Daniel,

Flexfind should work. But you must check the "Objects" checkbox on its dialog before starting the search.


Comment by: H Pomroy (10/3/2018 9:09:05 PM)

Just wanted to say thank you! This is SO useful, it will save me hours of work.


Comment by: Tim Childs (11/16/2018 5:48:28 PM)

Hi Jan

Hope you're keeping well

Does Flexfind work with 64-bit machines, please?

Many thanks



Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (11/16/2018 5:52:14 PM)

Hi Tim,

Long time no "see"! Hope you're doing well. I am.
Yes it should work on 64 bit Office.


Comment by: Tim Childs (11/19/2018 1:29:26 PM)

Hi Jan

Thanks for reply. Yes, all going well.

I get this error message when loading the Flexfind.xla:
“Compile error in hidden module: modMain
This error commonly occurs when code is incompatible with
The version, platform, or architecture of this application. Click
“Help” for information on how to correct this error

Please can you advise?

Thanks, Tim


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (11/19/2018 1:44:05 PM)

Hi Tim,

How odd, my Excel does not complain. Which version of Office are you using?


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