Using the Find & Replace Tools in Word 2016 for Windows

Word 2016 (Windows)    |    Beginner
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Whether you are looking for a word or phrase, Word 2016 for Windows has the tool for you. Perform simple searches, use wildcards to widen the scope, and define replacement text to quickly make changes to your document.


  • Jumping to a location in your document
    Finding words & phrases in a document
    Using the advanced search tools
    Using the Find & Replace tool
  • Performing wildcard searches
    Replacing text formats
    Replacing special characters


  • 4m 41s
    The Go To function in Word 2016 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
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    The longer your document is, the harder it is to find a word or phrase that you are looking for. Word 2016'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 2016 for Windows
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    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 2016 for Windows
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    If you want to replace a word in your text with a different word, you can use Word 2016's find and replace tools. You can even instruct Word to replace automatically all the occurrences of a single word. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Performing wildcard searches in Word 2016 for Windows
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    You can use wildcard codes to perform approximate searches in Word 2016. 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 2016 for Windows
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    If you want to change the format of a large amount of text in your document, you can use the Replace function in Word 2016. 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 2016 for Windows
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    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 2016 Replace function to do it automatically. FREE ACCESS


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