Chapter 5

Search for This, Replace It with That


check Finding text in your document

check Using special text-finding options

check Locating entire words

check Searching for text that cannot be typed at the keyboard

check Hunting down formatting codes

check Replacing found text with other text

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 fewer sheep in the world.

Text Happily Found

Finding text is one of the most basic and ancient tools available in a word processor. The only issue has been whether the ...

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