Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Finding and Replacing Text
• Use wildcards: Lets you use the single character (?) or multiple
character (*) wildcards, such as searching for d?g, which will find
dog or dig; or b*t, which will find but, butt, or boost
• Sounds like: Searches for words based on their phonetic
pronunciation, such as finding elephant when searching for elefant
• Find all word forms: Finds all variations of a word, such as finding
run, ran, and running
• Match prefix: Searches for the prefix of words, such as finding
words like “interact” just by searching for “inter”
• Match suffix: Searches for the suffix of words, such as finding words
like “runner” or “keeper” just by searching for “er”
• Ignore punctuation characters: Ignores punctuation characters in
text, such as finding the phrase “Hello, there” when you searched
for “Hello there” in the Navigation Pane
• Ignore white-space characters: Ignores spaces when searching, such
as finding the phrase “BotheCat” when you searched for “Bo the
Cat” in the Navigation Pane
6. Click OK to make the Find Options dialog box disappear.
The next time you search for text, Word will use the options you chose.
Searching by headings
Rather than search for a word or phrase, you might want to browse a long
document by headings. After you find the heading you want, then you can
edit or read the text underneath that heading.
To search by headings, follow these steps:
1. Click the Home tab.
2. Click the Find icon in the Editing group.
The Navigation Pane appears in the left side of the screen (refer to
3. Click the Headings tab (underneath the Search Document text box) in
the Navigation Pane.
A list of headings appears in the Navigation Pane, as shown in Figure 5-12.
4. Click on a heading in the Navigation Pane.
Word displays the heading in your document.