I have a bunch of words in a sheet in one column, e.g.:

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What I want to do is add a word to the end of these in the cell using Find & Replace (not a formula), through regular expressions, without using a formula or anything in another cell.
The word to add would be - EBOOK

The same way can we can text to the front of the strings in cells, in this case DD-EB- (just an example).

I'm not sure whether this is entirely possible, but I got the idea from this youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVzXpLJRcQk

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How to Add Text to Beginning or End of Cells without a formula

Please follow these steps

  • Step 1
    Go to the top menu --> Edit --> Find and replace

  • Step 2
    From Search choose Specific range and clicking on the little icon pick your range.

  • Step 3
    Check the Search using regular expressions and un-check Match case

  • Step 4

    • To add text in the end, on the Find field use $
    • To add text in the beginning, on the Find field use ^
  • Step 5
    On Replace with fill in DD-EB- or - EBOOK

  • Step 6
    Press on Find and then on Replace (to replace one by one) or Replace all for one go.

  • Step 7
    Click Done

  • Step 8
    Enjoy your newly created text :)

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    YOU ARE PURE GENIUS!!! I've been trying various combos since watching that video and all that time, this could be done with just 2 characters! This will save me a lot of trouble! You have no idea how grateful I am! :) :) :D :D I would thumbs up your answers a thousand times if I could! :D
    – Genny
    Commented Nov 5, 2020 at 5:04
  • "I would thumbs up your answers a thousand times if I could". Thank you Genny :) Commented Nov 7, 2020 at 2:50

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