Tuesday, May 15, 2012

More Please...Part 6


Another way to narrow your search criteria is to use the Find In button on the Find tab. You can limit your search as follows:

  • Current Selection: Highlight an area in a document--for example, a chapter. Enter a search term in the Find what field. Click the Find In button, and then select Current Selection. Word searches only the highlighted area of the document. 
  • Main Document:  Enter a search term in the Find what field. Click the Find In button, and then select Main Document. Word searches only the the main document...by passing headers and footers or any other area of the document.
  • Headers and Footers: Enter a search term in the Find what field. Click the Find In button, and then select Headers and Footers. Word searches only the headers and footers of the document. 
  • Footnotes: Enter a search term in the Find what field. Click the Find In button, and then select Footnotes. Word searches only the footnotes of the document. 
If you don't select an option from the Find In drop-down list, Word searches all of the document, including the main document, headers, footers, and footnotes. Using  an option from the Find In drop-down list narrows that search. I use this option mostly to search headers and footers. 

After you find what you are looking for, you can click the Replace tab and enter replacement text. 

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