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How to find text in Word

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Microsoft Word provides a function that allows you to search for text in a document. You can also use advanced settings to make your search more specific, such as capitalizing or ignoring punctuation. Here’s how to use it.

Find text in a Word document

To search for text in Word, you’ll need to go to the «Navigation» panel. You can do this by selecting «Search» in the «Edit» group on the «Home» tab.

An alternative method of accessing this panel is to use shortcut Ctrl + F on Windows or Command + F on Mac.

With the «Navigation» panel open, enter the text you want to search for. The number of cases in which the text appears in the entire document will be displayed.

You can navigate the search results by selecting the up and down arrows below the search box or by clicking directly on the result snippet in the navigation pane.

Advanced search function settings

The basic search warning is that it doesn’t consider many things, such as the letters in the text. This is a problem if you are looking for a document that contains a lot of content, like a book or a thesis.

You can adjust these details by going to the «Edit» group on the «Home» tab, selecting the arrow next to «Search,» and selecting «Advanced Search» from the drop-down list.

The window will appear » Look for and replace «. Select «More».

In the «Search options» group, check the box next to the options you want to enable.

Now, the next time you search for text in Word, the search will work with the selected advanced options.