Microsoft Word allows you to search for text in the document to easily find what you are looking for. You do not have to go through all those thousand words to find a specific text or term that you want to edit. In this article, we are going to look at the methods that you can use to search in Microsoft Word easily and effectively.
Searching in Microsoft Word
To access the search box, you have two options. You can either simply press the shortcut Ctrl + F or click on the Find option given in the Home tab at the top. Either will bring search functionality on the left side of the screen which you can use to find anything on the document. The items that you found during this search will be listed under the search box. You can easily navigate through them using the arrows given next to the search box.
In addition to the regular search function that we have seen in many text editors, Microsoft Word also provides a number of additional features that will let you do more than just a simple search. Using the advanced search functionality (available in the same search section under Find), you will be able to perform actions such as replacing a certain word, matching prefixes and suffixes, using wildcards, ignoring white spaces or punctuations, etc.
The Go To functionality in the same search section is useful to quickly navigate between the pages. If you have a lot of pages in the document, instead of scrolling all the way down to the 512th page, you can use this feature to quickly navigate throughout the document. In addition to that, the tool will take you to a number of other places such as a certain media file, footnote, line number, comment, bookmark, etc. So, the advanced search feature in Microsoft word is quite useful for those who work with large documents.