Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Finding Text and Elements Within the Current Document
But if you prefer to use the Find And Replace dialog box (see Figure 8-7), you can still open
it and use it easily, however, now you have three ways to get there:
• On the Home tab, choose Find in the Editing group.
• Display the Navigation Pane and click the arrow to the right of the Search Document
box then click Find.
• Press Ctrl+H and click the Find tab.
In many cases, conducting a simple text search using the Find tab might get you where you
want to go. But sometimes, you’ll want to further refine your search parameters. Click the
More button to see additional options.
Figure 8-7 You can use the Find and Replace dialog box to locate specific content and add
parameters to your search.
The following list gives you a quick look at the search parameters you can use in the Find
and Replace dialog box, and Table 8-2 provides you with a list of wildcard characters you
can use to streamline your search as you move through your documents:
• Search Specifies whether to search Down, Up, or through All of the document.
Note that Word does not search headers, footers, footnotes, or comments.
• Match Case Searches for text in upper or lowercase, exactly as you’ve entered it.
This option is unavailable when you select the Use wildcards, Sounds Like, or Find All
word forms check box.
• Find Whole Words Only Searches only for whole words, not parts of longer words.
This option also is unavailable when you select the Use wildcards, Sounds like, or Find
all word forms check box.