Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Searching with the Navigation Pane
Finding and
Replacing Text
Searching with the Navigation Pane
New to Word 2010, the Navigation pane helps you find the word or phrase you’re
looking for faster and more efficiently, by showing you all instances of the term in
context. Here’s how to use it:
1. Inthedocumentyou’researching,clickHome Find(Alt,H,FD,F).
The Navigation pane opens on the left side of the screen, as shown in Figure 2-5.
2. IntheNavigationpane’sSearchbox,typethewordorphraseyouwanttofind.
Even as you type, Word searches for matching text. It displays matches (in
context, wherever they occur) in the main part of the Navigation pane and
highlights them in the text. If you continue to type, Word refines its results when
you pause again.
3. Scroll through theNavigation pane’s results to find the particular instance
Word jumps to that phrase, highlighting it, in the document.
Figure 2-5:
Type a word or phrase
into the Navigation
pane’s Search box
(circled) to find all
matches in the
document. As you pass
the mouse pointer
over the results, Word
shows you the page
on which each result
appears. Click any
match to jump right to
it (also circled) in the
Tip: One of the great benefits of the Navigation pane is that you can use it to search for more than just
text. In Word 2010, you can search for graphics, tables, and equations, too. Chapter 3 tells you more about
hunting down these items.
Setting Search Options
Searching for a word like “tweet” is straightforward enough. But what if you’re
writing a report on The Internet and Birdcalls and want to find just the spot where you
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