Find in page search facility

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I have a webpage that has an embedded Google (sample) spreadsheet on it.
I would like to put a search box on the page just above the spreadsheet that a user could type in a surname for instance and it would search and highlight any identical surnames in the spreadsheet.
I think this is known as a "Find in page" function and I am aware of the F3 or CTRL + F facility in various browsers and I have tested both Google Chrome and IE and they work fine.
However a bespoke search box on the page is preferable and looks more professional.
I have tried several scripts that I have found on Google but none of them work.
Can anyone help?

Regards Stuart
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Posted 9 years ago

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Hello Stuart,
I am not personally aware of how this would be done outside of ctrl+F, I am wondering if possibly there is a function that can be added to the spreadsheet in Google before it is embedded on your site.

I am going to forward this to a few of my team members and see if they have any ideas. Hopefully someone else here on the forum will also have some information for you on how this could be accomplished.

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Hello Stuart

I'm not sure if this would work for you: or

I hope that helps!