Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Find and Replace Words
Open a presentation in PowerPoint.
Click the Home tab in the Ribbon.
Click Editing on the far right side of the Ribbon to open
a drop-down menu (see Figure 5-9).
Click Replace to open the Replace dialog box.
Figure 5-9: Type a word to find in the Find What text box
When you click Editing and open the drop-down menu, you have choices
for Find and Replace. If you want to find a word in a presentation, you can
use the Find dialog box. However, using the Replace dialog box offers you
the options for finding words as well as replacing words. As a matter of
default, use the Replace dialog box when searching for words, and you can
always choose to replace a word or just find it.
Figure 5-10: Click Close when finished finding
and/or replacing words
Type a word you want to find and/or replace in your
presentation in the Find What text box (see Figure 5-10).
Check the following boxes to narrow your search:
Match Case: Check this box to match letter case.
Find Whole Words Only: Check this box to locate
whole words and not word stems.
Click Find Next to find the next occurrence of the word.
If you choose to replace a word, type the word that
you want as the replacement word and do one of the
• Click Replace to replace a single instance of the
found word. You can click the Find Next button to
locate another instance.
• Click Replace All to replace all instances of a
found word.
Click Close after finding and/or replacing all your
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