Thursday, February 16, 2006

Word: Find Replace

Have you ever had a customer who needed to change a word or phrase to another word or phrase in a document? The only problem is that they need to change the word or phrase 200 times! For example, a customer has written a 900 page book about dogs. Unfortunately, they meant the book to be about cats. Now they need to change the word “dog” to the word “cat” on just about every page. Luckily, there is an easy way to do this.

  1. Click on EDIT on the Menu Bar
  2. Select FIND. A dialog box will appear.
  3. In the space provided (marked “Find What”), type in the word or phrase you want to change. (In our example “dog.”)
  4. Next, click on the Replace tab near the top of the dialog box. A new line will appear (marked “Replace With”) that will allow you to type in the new word or phrase. (In our example “cat.”)
  5. Now click on the Replace All button at the bottom of the screen

That’s it! All the “dogs” are now “cats.”

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