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Edit Find Figure 5-4. Finding text in Word Select All (also Ctrl-A) selects everything in a document (text, graphics, headers, and everything else). It is useful, for example, for changing the font size of all of the text in a document. Edit Find Word's Find command is useful for finding just about anything in a document. In its default state, the Find dialog (Figure 5-4) is fairly simple to use. Enter up to 255 characters in the "Find what" box, click Find Next, and Word jumps to the first instance of that text after the insertion point and selects the found text. Clicking Find Next again jumps to the next occurrence. When Find reaches the end of the document, it offers to start over at the beginning. The Find and Replace dialog box remains visible and on top the whole time. Edit If any text is selected when the Find command is issued, Word only searches within that selection. By default, Word finds all strings match the search criteria. For example, enter "act" and Word also finds "acting," "react," and "characters." Also by default, Word ignores case in all searches. Thus, a search for "act" also finds "Act" and "ACT." Getting More Find Options Access additional options for using the Find command by clicking More on the Find and Replace dialog (see Figure 5-4). This extends the dialog box so that it looks like the one shown in Figure 5-5. The following list describes the additional Find options: 1. Find what . Word remembers searches during the active session. The drop-down list is reset as soon as Word closes. Use the "Find what" drop-down menu to access previous search phrases during a current session. 2. Options. Any special options chosen for the search are displayed right below the search entry. Chapter 5:Edit | 139