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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Finding and Replacing Text and Other Parts of a Document

If you want to find something simple, Office's standard Find features suffice. You can have Word look for m?ne (matches mane and miner, but not manner) or bo*t (matches boats or bought, but not bat).

→ To sharpen your finding text skills in any Office application, see "Finding and Replacing Text".

Sometimes you need a more powerful search capability. Perhaps you're looking for all the words in a document that end with "ing." Or you can get complex—say you have a list of license plate numbers and need to find the ones starting with the number 1 through 9, followed by the letters "QED," and then four numbers ending in "9."

Word contains a flexible, powerful mini-language that lets you specify ...

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