How to Search for Text in Microsoft Word

searching for text in ms word

Microsoft Word provides vast features to the users, one of them is finding/searching words in the document. Users may either want to find and replace the word or phrase in the document or just find the number of times a word is used. You can make your search more specific by using the advanced features.

In this guide, we will show you how to use the search feature in Microsoft Word.

Searching Text in Microsoft Word

Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Navigate to the “Find” option in the “Editing” section on the “Home” tab or use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + F” on Windows PC and “Command + F” on Mac.go to the find option in search section
  2. Navigation pane will appear on the left side of the Word’s screen. Type the word that you want to search in the document. It will show you the amount of time searched word has appeared in the document and the sentences it appeared in.results of the search
  3. Click on the up and down arrows to navigate through the searched word.navigation pane in microsoft office

Using Advanced Search Feature

Here’s how you can use the advanced search feature in Microsoft Word:

  1. Navigate to the “Find” option in the “Editing” section and select the “Advanced Find” option from the drop-down options.using advanced search option in ms word
  2. From the “Find & Replace” window, select the “More” option.more options in advanced search
  3. Check the boxes given by the options that you want to enable before making a search.check the boxes in the advanced search

Now when you will make a search in Word document, it will be conducted keeping in regard to the checked options. You may also like to check out How to Change Paper Size in Microsoft Word

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