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Finding Text

Open the Edit menu and select Find to open the Find and Replace dialog box with the Find tab displayed.

Type the text you want to locate in the Find What text box.

Click the Find Next button. If Word finds a match, the match is highlighted.

Continue clicking Find Next to look for more matches (if there are none, Word will let you know), or click Cancel to cancel the search.

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You can use Word's Find feature to locate text, characters, paragraph formatting, or even special characters. For example, if you want to determine where your document refers to a specific name or date, you can search for that text and Word will take you to the location in the document.


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Narrowing Your Search

Click the More button on the Find and Replace dialog box to display additional search options you can use to narrow the scope of your search. For example, if the word you're looking for is in all caps, type the word in all caps in the Find What text box and select the Match Case check box in the Search Options area. If Word cannot find the text you are searching for, a message appears telling you the search item was not found. Click OK to resume working on the document.


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