Excel 2010 Find and Replace:Value " as default"

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EXCEL 2010: Find and Replace

When using this dialog box, I can click find tab and enter 99.90 to find, select "within:sheet", select "search:By Row", select "Lookin:Value" Note, choice for lookin:[ formula, comment, value].
Search results, found 28 entries.

Now the problem, I can click replace tab and enter 104.90 to Replace, select "within:sheet", select "search: By Row", select "LOOKIN: "WANT VALUE" But "FORMULA" IS THE ONLY SELECTION". Where did the "VALUE" SELECTION GO? as a result, Message, "Microsoft excel cannot find the data you're searching for". I am looking for a number not in a formula. Do Anyone know how to make "VALUE" the default selection instead of "FORMULA" or just how to make replace work? A tweaking for dummies answer would be great.
 
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You can use "Match entire cell contents" to exclude formulas.
Say you have 1234.56 in 2 cells.
One is formatted as General, the other is formatted as Comma Style.
If you find by formula, you get 2 results.
If you find by value, you get only 1 result.
Therefore, "in value term", 1234.56 not equals to 1,234.56.
If you are finding a range of values, then you need helper columns or use macro.
 

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You can use "Match entire cell contents" to exclude formulas.
Say you have 1234.56 in 2 cells.
One is formatted as General, the other is formatted as Comma Style.
If you find by formula, you get 2 results.
If you find by value, you get only 1 result.
Therefore, "in value term", 1234.56 not equals to 1,234.56.
If you are finding a range of values, then you need helper columns or use macro.
Thanks for your help.
I didn't notice the change in [find] results using "Match entire cell contents", however find tweak isn't my problem, "Replace" will not replace data found on worksheet because "FORMULA" is the type listed in text
drop-down-list. I can't select "VALUE" because it's not listed in dialog box. I want to learn a way to control the
drop-down-list; that way I can choose the lookin selection from list, which is value, formula or comment.
 
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