How to Use Your Word Processor
Using the Find Tool
The Find tool allows you to search for words or phrases—or, for that matter, for any combination of characters in a document. Most word processors use the EDIT > FIND or EDIT > SEARCH menu command to start the Find tool. The Find tool can be particularly useful when you are editing a document for consistency. To use the Find tool in Microsoft Word:
- Click on the EDIT > FIND menu command, the Find icon on the toolbar, or type the keyboard command Control-f by holding down the Control (Ctrl) and f keys at the same time. (On the Macintosh, use the command key.)
- Type the word or phrase you want to locate in the Find dialog box.
- Click on the Find Next button.