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Searching Documents for Word or Phrase

You can eliminate wasting time proofing a document looking for a particular phrase or word (i.e., if you opened a 120 page document and you were searching for something related to "Vitamin A"), by doing the following:

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Hold down the CTRL key and "F" key simultaneously. In the upper-left of the screen page [below the tool bar] you will see a new datafield pop up. Type 'vitamin a" in the datafield and click on "Next" (located to the right). It will find the very first mention; then just click on "Next" to continue the search for every mention in the document.

It's amazing how often this comes in handy; and it's definitely a time saver! It will continue to advance to the next finding, until there aren't any; then it will return to the very first finding.

By Cajun from Collinsville

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August 31, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks for the great tip. I am looking into going to computer school. I feel like I've just had my first lesson! Thanks again!

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August 31, 20100 found this helpful

Aha, this would definitely come in handy if I were ever in the situation you described. I learned "global find and replace" years ago in a computer class, but that was on a pre-Windows computer. (Am I dating myself? lol!)

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