Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Finding Formatted Text
You can also locate text that contains a specified
type of formatting. For example, you want to
locate the word apple but only if you underlined
the word. Follow these steps:
Other Wildcards
Word also recognizes additional wildcard
characters such as @ or <. See the Word help
system for a complete description.
1.
From the Navigation Pane, click the
dropdown arrow next to the text box and choose
Advanced Find. The Find and Replace dialog
box opens.
Sounds Like: Check this to locate instances
that are phonetically the same as the text in
the Find box. For example, if you entered
foul , Word also locates fowl .
2. Click the More button, which expands the
Find options as seen in Figure 7-9. The More
button turns into a Less button. Some of the
options here are similar to those you viewed
in the previous section.
Find All Word Forms: Check this to locate
all grammatical forms of the search word.
For example, if you enter they , Word also
locates their , theirs , them , and themselves .
Highlight All: Checked by default, this
option tells Word to highlight all
occurrences of the found text.
Less button
Incremental Find: Also checked by default,
the Incremental find allows Word to start
searching as soon as you start typing in the
Find box.
Match Prefix: Check this to locate words
that only begin, not contain or end, with
the search word. For example, if you enter
mini, Word also locates minimum or
miniature , but not administration .
Match Suffix: Check this to locate words
that only end, not contain or begin, with
the search word. For example, if you enter
ration , Word also locates demonstration but
not rational .
Figure 7-9
Expand the search options.
Ignore Punctuation Characters: Check
this to ignore punctuation marks such as ‘?-
“!;:,. and /. For example, if you entered
1478 , Word also locates 1,478 and 14.78 .
3. Click the Format button. You see a list of
formatting options.
Ignore Whitespace Characters: Check this
to ignore spaces and tabs. For example, if you
enter lonestar , Word also locates lone star.
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