How to Search Microsoft Word Documents


Microsoft Word documents can get long. If you need to find a specific part of the document, it can be very difficult to read everything looking for it. Fortunately, there is a “Find” function built into Microsoft Word called Navigation. Here’s how to search Microsoft Word documents.

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QUICK RESPONSE

To search Microsoft Word documents, click Home > Find. In the Navigation tab, use the search bar to find the text you are looking for.


ACCESS KEY SECTIONS

How to Find Text in a Word Document

Click it To find button in the Home tab.

click find button word

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This will open the Navigation tab. Use the search bar to find the piece of text you are looking for in your document.

search in a word of the document

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How to Use Advanced Search in Microsoft Word

Using “advanced search” in a Microsoft Word document is the same as going to Find and Replace. This will allow you to narrow down your search results even further.

Click it To find button in the Home tab.

click find button word

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In the Navigation tab, click the magnifying glass button in the search bar.

magnifying glass button

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In the next drop-down menu, click Advanced search….

click on advanced search

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This will take you to Find and Replace. Use the different parameters to refine your search in your document.

use find and replace word

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