Carly Bond

Microsoft Excel – Stop a ‘Find & Replace’


I am always working with large sets of data and occasionally I need to ‘Find & Replace’ on the whole data set, but it can take, what feels like FOREVER! The cell reference whirring away in the top left hand corner of the grid.

Sometimes, I realise that I didn’t really want to ‘Find & Replace’ what I have & want to cancel the process, however, Excel likes to tell you it’s ‘(Not Responding’) and you can either be sat there for ages, or end task when you don’t really want to.

To get round this problem, all you need to do Click & Hold the Esc Key until Excel starts to respond again.

Simples 🙂