Do you always find that you know you have typed a word somewhere in your document, but after reading through it you have no idea where it is!
Or do you need to make a change to a word throughout your entire document… but you do not want to do it manually tens or hundreds of times?
Find and Replace in Word 2007 is your next best friend
To find a word in Word 2007:
- On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, go to the “Editing” group, and select “Find”… or use the shortcut key CTRL+F
- Type the word you want to find, then press enter
If you want to make a change to a specific word, you want to use the replace functionality. To replace a word/s in Word 2007:
- On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, go to the “Editing” group, and select “Replace”… or use the shortcut key CTRL+H
- In the “Find what” text box, type the word you want to find
- In the “Replace with” text box, type the word that you want to replace the original word with
- To replace words one at a time, click “Replace”, if you want to replace every occurrence of the word in the document, click “Replace All”
You can do some pretty fancy things with the replace functionality in Word 2007. For example if you clicked the “More” button before replacing all the words, you can make changes to fonts, colours, styles, paragraphs, tabs, languages or even highlight the words that you are looking for!
Just remember, after you use replace all, make sure that you proof read your document again, just to make sure that it reads well.
’till next time,
[tags]Formatting, Word Processing, Tutorial, Find, Replace[/tags]