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Using Find and Replace

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Use find () to search for matching text and, optionally, replace it with other text.

Finding Text

In the pop-up window, click the Find tab and type the text to find.

For Direction, choose whether to search up or down from the current mouse pointer position. Select the Match Case check box to match upper and lower case. Clear the check box to ignore case. If the text is located, it appears highlighted in the text box.

Click Find Next to locate the next match or Close to close the window.

You can also click the Replace tab to switch to the replace text function.

Replacing Text

To search for and replace text from one tab, click the Replace tab.

Type the text you want to replace. For Direction, choose whether to search up or down from the current mouse pointer position. Select the Match Case check box to match upper and lower case. Clear the check box to ignore case. Click Enter or Return. If the text is located, it appears highlighted in the text box.

In the Replace with text box, type the text to replace the located text with and choose an action:

  • Replace: Replace the next instance found.
  • Replace All: Replace every matched instance.
  • Find Next: Find the next match and highlight it, but do not change the text.

You can also click the Find tab to switch to the search-only function.