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Finding and
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Type your search term here…
Figure 2-7:
If you’re familiar with the Find
and Replace box from earlier
versions of Word, you can still
use it to search for text in Word
2010. Type in the word or phrase
you want to find, and then click
Find Next to jump to the next
…and click here to find the next match.
Tip: To refine your search, click the More button. The Find and Replace box expands, showing you the
same choices you get when you open the Find Options dialog box in the Navigation pane (minus “High-
light all” and “Incremental find”).
If you want Word to highlight all examples of your search term in the document,
follow steps 1–3 above. In step 4, after you’ve typed in your search term, click Find
In, and then select Main Document. Word highlights all matches and tells you how
many it found.
Tip: To find all matches within a limited section of the document, select the part of the document you
want to search, and then follow steps 1–3 above. In step 4, type in your search term, click Find In, and then
choose Current Selection. Word finds all matches for the term in the part of the document you selected.
Replacing Text
You’re on page 374 of your novel when inspiration strikes and you know you just
have to change the main character’s name from Eleanor to Fifi. Instead of
combing through all of those hundreds of pages, hunting for each instance of “Eleanor,”
you can make the change globally, throughout the whole document, with just a few
clicks. To find all instances of a search term and replace it with something else,
follow these steps:
1. Withthedocumentopen,clickHome Replace(Alt,H,R).
Word opens the Find and Replace dialog box, with the Replace tab selected, as
shown in Figure 2-8.
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