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Replacing Text

You can use the Replace command to change all instances of one word or one phrase in a document to another word or phrase. For example, you can replace a recipient name throughout a letter or a project name in a proposal.

To replace text:

1.
From the Edit menu, choose Replace.

or

Press Ctrl+H.

2.
In the Find and Replace dialog box, type the text you want to find in the Find What text box (Figure 4.16).

Figure 4.16. Type the text to find into the Find What text box.


3.
In the Replace With text box, type the replacement text.

4.
Click the Find Next button.

5.
Click Replace to replace the found text, or click Find Next to skip to the next occurrence.

or

Click Replace All to replace all occurrences of the Find What text throughout the entire document.

Tip

  • The Search pull-down list lets you direct your search Up from the insertion point, Down from the insertion point, or All (through the entire document) (Figure 4.17).

    Figure 4.17. Choose a search direction from the Search pull-down list.


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