Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Finding Instances of Formatting
Tip
Look for text directly below the Find What box to see whether any search options are
being applied to the current search. For example, if Down is selected in the Search List
box and the Match Case check box is selected, the text Search Down, Match case will
appear below the Find What text box and the options will be applied to the current
search.
Table 8-2 Using Wildcards in the Find And Replace Dialog Box
Wildcard Specifies
Example
?
Any single character
p?t finds pet , pat , pit
*
Any string of characters
p*t finds pest , parrot , pit
<
Finds the text at the beginning of a word <mark finds market but not
demark
>
Finds the text at the end of a word
ter> finds winter but not terrain
[ ]
Finds one of the enclosed characters
t[oa]n finds ton and tan
[-]
Finds any character within the specified
range
[r-t]fight finds right , sight , and tight
[!x-z]
Finds any single character except
characters in the range inside the brackets
cl[!a]ck finds clock and cluck but
not clack
{n}
Finds exactly n occurrences of the
preceding character or expression
ble{2}d finds bleed but not bled .
{n,}
Finds at least n occurrences of the
preceding character or expression
fe{1,}d finds fed and feed
{n,m}
Finds from n to m occurrences of the
preceding character or expression
10{1,3} finds 10 , 100 , and 1000
@
Finds one or more occurrences of the
preceding character
mo@d finds mod and mood
Finding Instances of Formatting
In addition to finding text strings, you can find (and replace, if you’d like) various formatting
settings. To view the available formatting parameters in the expanded Find tab of the Find
and Replace dialog box, click the Format button in the lower-left corner. Choosing Font,
Paragraph, Tabs, Language, Frame, or Style from the Format menu displays the
corresponding formatting dialog box. For example, choosing Font displays a dialog box named Find
Font, which looks very similar to the Font dialog box. Choosing the Highlight option lets
 
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