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Find and Replace in Google Docs

How to Find and Replace Text in Google Docs

Find and Replace in Google Docs

Don’t waste time scanning through your document to find text and replace it with something new. The Find and Replace commands can do this for you with just a few clicks of your mouse.

Find Text

  1. Click Edit on the menu bar.
  2. Select Find and replace.
    Find and Replace

    Press Ctrl + H.

  3. Enter a search phrase in the Find field.

    The search runs automatically, and results are highlighted in the document.

  4. Click Next.

    If this isn't the instance you were looking for, just keep clicking Next until you find it. You can also click Previous to move back in the order.

  5. Click the Close button.
    Find and Replace

Replace Text

If you have a word in your document that needs to be replaced, you can use Find and Replace to fix it instead of going through and fixing each word manually.

  1. Click Edit on the menu bar.
  2. Select Find and replace.
    Find and Replace
  3. Enter a search phrase in the Find field.
  4. Enter a replacement phrase in the Replace with field.
  5. (Optional) Select additional search options.
  6. Select a replacement option:
    • Replace: Replaces the first instance of the word. Keep clicking to fix them one at a time.
    • Replace All: Fixes all instances of the word at once.
    Find and Replace
  7. Click the Close button.

The Find and Replace dialog box closes.

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