Find and replace Text in Microsoft Word

Find and replace text in Microsoft word is a feature that lets you locate a word or phrase and replace it with new text. This is normally use in a situation where there is large quantity of document contains in a file.

Find and replace Text in Microsoft Word

This option helps the user to access word or phrase in a document easily and fast in Microsoft word. Below are steps to Find and Replace word or phrase in Microsoft word:

Steps to Find and Replace Text in Microsoft Word

  1. Open the document you are to work with
  2. On the Home Menu tab
  3. Select and click Find or Replace.

Find

After the above three (3) steps, the find and replace dialog box will appear, to find a word or phrase, click on the Find tab, type in the word or phrase in Find What box, when done with the typing, click on Find Next command.

Replace

To Replace a word or phrase first find the word or phrase by following the steps above, when done, click on the Replace tab, type in the word or phrase in the Replace What box, click on Replace/Replace All command.

Shortcut Steps to Find and Replace

  • Press Ctrl + F on the computer keyboard to display the Find dialog box.
  • Press Ctrl + H on the computer keyboard to display the Replace dialog box.

Also See

Changing Text to Small and Upper Case

Working with Shapes in Ms Word

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