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How to Find and Replace Text in Microsoft Word

By Jim Calloway

You may read the subject line and think you know how to do this, but the advanced features outlined in this short piece are not so commonly known or used.

Document creators have often recognized the power of find and replace. It speeds the process of changing a word or phrase throughout a document. But most importantly, for legal documents, it guards against missing one instance and leaving a use of the original word unchanged.

But advanced find and replace has so many useful options, it should be a tool you are familiar with. Searching for sound alike words, match case or select whole words only, should be in your digital toolbox. Invest a few minutes today to try these out so you will have them ready when you need them.

How-To Find and replace text in Microsoft Word