Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
memorize the character codes. Each one starts with the caret character, ^, and some of them are logical, such
as ^p for Paragraph Mark (Enter) or ^t for Tab. Here are a few other handy shortcuts, for reference:
Paragraph mark ^p
Tab character ^t
Any character ^?
Any digit ^#
Any letter ^$
Caret character ^^
Em-dash ^+
En-dash ^=
Manual line break ^1
Manual page break ^m
White space ^w
You can mix special characters with plain text. For example, to find a tab character followed by Hunter, you
use the Special button to insert the tab character (^t on the screen) and then type Hunter . It looks like this:
^tHunter
Choose an item from the list to search for that special character. When you do, a special, funky
shorthand representation for that character (such as ^t for Tab) appears in the Find What box. Click
the Find Next button to find that character.
Find formatting
In its most powerful superhero mode, the Find command can scour your document for formatting
information. For example, if you want to find only those instances of the word lie in boldface type,
you can do that. Before you attempt this task, I recommend that you understand Word’s formatting
abilities and commands, which are covered in Part III of this topic.
The formatting options you can search for are revealed to you after a click of the Format button,
which appears in the Advanced Find dialog box when the More button is clicked (refer to Figure
5-3 ). Clicking the Format button displays a pop-up menu of Word’s primary formatting commands.
Choosing any item from that list displays a corresponding dialog box, from which you can choose
the formatting attributes to search for.
Suppose that you want to find a red herring in your document. Follow these steps:
1. Summon the Advanced Find dialog box.
Refer to the earlier section, “Scouring your document with Advanced Find.”
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