How to Find and Replace Text in Word
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.
You can use the Navigation pane to search for specific words or phrases in a document.
The Navigation pane appears on the left, displaying the Results view.
Press Ctrl + F.
The search runs automatically. Results are highlighted in the document, and the Navigation pane lists all instances of the word.
You can use the arrows under the search box to jump to the Previous or Next search result.
The Navigation pane closes.
To search your documents for more specific items, such as certain capitalization or only whole words, use Advanced Find.
The Find and Replace dialog box opens.
By default, the Find and Replace dialog box only shows the basics—a search field. There are more options available if you expand the dialog box.
The advanced options here let you set some options on how to conduct the search.
You can choose to exactly match the case or only search for whole words. You can also use wildcards, or ignore punctuation and spacing.
Word navigates to and selects the next instance that fits the additional criteria.
The Find and Replace dialog box closes.
If you’ve spelled something incorrectly in multiple places, Word can fix them all with just a few steps.
The Find and Replace dialog box opens to the Replace tab.
Once all the instances of the word have been replaced, a dialog box will pop up to let you know it’s complete.
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