Using Find & Replace Tools in Word 2019 for Windows

Word 2019 (Windows)    |    Beginner
  • 7 videos | 25m 58s
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In this 7-video course, learners will explore handy tools allowing them to jump to essentially any point in a document. Discover how to navigate between pages or lines with the Go To tool or jump through headings by using the Navigation Pane. Key topics covered here include how to use wildcard codes to perform approximate searches in Word; how to search for variable spellings, specific prefixes, and even half-complete numbers; and how to use the Advanced Search options, which allow you to specify the word's case or format and even search for prefixes, suffixes or multiple forms of your search query. Observe how to define replacement text to allow quick changes to a document. Learn the special uses of symbols-including asterisks, square brackets, and exclamation points-to simplify a search. Continue by observing how to use Word Replace function to make systematic changes to a document's text-such as replacing double hyphens with em dashes, or replacing French-style quotation marks with normal quotation marks. In order to practice what you have learned, you will find the Word document named Word 2019 for Windows: Using Find & Replace Tools Exercise as well as the associated materials in the Resources section.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Jump to a location in your document
    Find words and phrases in a document
    Use the advanced search tools in your document
    Use the find and replace tool in your document
  • Perform wildcard searches in your document
    Replace text formats in your document
    Replace special characters in your document

IN THIS COURSE

  • 2m 44s
    The Go To function in Word can be used to jump from one location to another in your document. You can select the item that you are looking for - including pages, tables, and even footnotes - and either browse gradually or navigate directly to a particular example. FREE ACCESS
  • 3m 5s
    The longer your document is, the harder it is to find a word or phrase that you are looking for. Word's Find tool can therefore prove extremely useful if you are trying to locate a particular passage, phrase or word. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Using the advanced search tools in Word 2019 for Windows
    3m 39s
    If you are looking for something specific in your Word document, you can use the advanced search options. These options allow you to specify the word's case or format, and can even search for prefixes, suffixes and multiple forms of your search query. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Using the Find & Replace tool in Word 2019 for Windows
    3m 4s
    If you want to replace a word in your text with a different word, you can use Word's Find and Replace tools. You can even instruct Word to replace automatically all the occurrences of a single word. This video tutorial will show you how. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Performing wildcard searches in Word 2019 for Windows
    5m 31s
    You can use wildcard codes to perform approximate searches in Word. These codes are very useful if you do not have all the information you need to perform a standard or detailed search. You can, for example, search for variable spellings, specific prefixes, and even half-complete numbers. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Replacing text formats in Word 2019 for Windows
    4m 19s
    If you want to change the format of a large amount of text in your document, you can use the Replace function in Word. This can save you having to manually select and reformat the text you want to edit. You can, for example, find all your highlighted text, remove the highlight effect, and apply a bold effect instead. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Replacing special characters in Word 2019 for Windows
    3m 37s
    You may find that the symbols or special characters used in your document need to be localized or adapted to suit a different audience. Rather than seeking out each individual character and replacing them, you can use the Word Replace function to do it automatically. FREE ACCESS

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