Find and Replace
The Find and Replace feature of Microsoft Word (and many other software products) is useful for finding text in a document. It is also useful for correcting your document. (For example, you may have written a certain phrase differently than you wanted to.) Find and Replace lets you find text in your document and replace it with other text.
This How-To Article shows you how to work with the Find and Replace feature of Word.
Find and Replace
1. Click the Edit menu and select "Find..." from the menu that appears.
2. In the "Find what:" text box, enter the text that you are searching for.
3. Click the "Find Next" button.
4. If a match is found, it will be highlighted. If there are no more matches or if no matches are found, a dialog box will display informing you that Word has finished searching the document.
Finding and Replacing Text
1. Click the Edit menu and select "Replace..." from the menu that appears.
2. In the "Find what:" text box, enter the text that you would like to find.
3. In the "Replace with:" text box, enter the text that you would like to replace the found text (the text you entered in the "Find what:" text box) with.
4. Click the "Replace" button if you would only like to replace one of the matches with different text. If you would like to replace all of the matches in your document with the new text, then click the "Replace All" button.
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