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Word 2013 For Dummies by Dan Gookin

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Chapter 5

Search for This, Replace It with That

In This Chapter

arrow Finding text in your document

arrow Using various Find command options

arrow Searching for text that cannot be typed at the keyboard

arrow Hunting down formatting codes

arrow Replacing found text with other text

arrow Fixing formatting with the Replace command

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep. Too bad she doesn’t know about Word’s Find and Replace commands. She could find the misplaced ruminants in a matter of nanoseconds. Not only that, she could use search-and-replace to, say, replace all the sheep with real estate. It’s all cinchy after you understand and use the various Find and Replace commands. Sadly it’s only words that are replaced. True, if Word could search and replace real things, there’d be a lot less sheep in the world.

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Finding text is the domain of the Editing group, found on the far right end of the Home tab on Word’s ...

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