Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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2. Type red herring in the Find What box.
3. If needed, click the More button to display the bottom part of the Find and Replace dialog
4. If the No Formatting button is available, click it.
This button is used to clear any previous formatting attributes you may have searched for. If the
button can be clicked, click it to clear out those attributes and start afresh.
5. Click the Format button.
6. Choose Font from the pop-up list.
The Find Font dialog box appears, which is where you set or control various text attributes. Say
that the red herring you’re searching for is 24 points tall.
7. Choose 24 from the Size list.
Look in the upper-right corner of the Find Font dialog box.
8. Click OK.
The Font dialog box goes away and you return to the Find and Replace dialog box.
Notice the text just beneath the Find What box: Format: Font: 24 pt . This bit of text is
telling you that Word is now geared up to find only text that’s 24 points tall — about twice the
9. Click the Find Next button to find your formatted text.
If you want to search only for a format, leave the Find What text box blank (refer to Step 2). That
way, you can search for formatting attributes without caring what the text reads.
You can use this technique to look for specific occurrences of a font, such as Courier or Times New
Roman, by selecting the font from the selection list. Scroll through the font menu to see what you
You can also search for paragraph formatting, such as an indented paragraph, by choosing Paragraph
rather than Font from the Format pop-up list in the Find and Replace dialog box.
Yes, you can search for more than one formatting attribute at a time. Just keep choosing format
options from the Format button.
The Find command remembers your formatting options! The next time you want to
search for plain text, click the No Formatting button. Doing so removes the formatting
attributes and allows you to search for text in any format.
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