Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Word can quickly and graphically locate text in your document, from the smallest iota to the world’s
longest run-on sentence. It’s handled by the Find command. Abide by these steps:
1. On the Home tab, click the Find button in the Editing group.
You can also use the keyboard shortcut, Ctrl+F, which is one of the few keyboard shortcuts that
makes sense.
Clicking the Find button or pressing Ctrl+F summons the Navigation pane, illustrated in Figure
5-2 .
Figure 5-2: The Navigation pane helps you locate text.
2. Type the text you want to find.
As you type, matching text is highlighted in the document. Depending on which tab is chosen in
the Navigation pane, you see a summary of matching results beneath the text box (refer to Figure
5-2 ) .
Be exact. For example, if you want to find love and happiness, type love and happiness — no
period or spaces or quotes. Type only the text you’re looking for.
3. Click the up or down arrows (refer to Figure 5-2 ) to page through the search results until
you find the exact chunk of text you want.
 
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