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Word – Put your highlighter pen away

PROBLEM: wasting time manually locating words or phrases.

SOLUTION: let Word do the searching!  It will locate
the phrase and highlight it right on your screen.



Word 2010, 2013 & 2016 – Quickly search and highlight a word throughout the document

To do this:

  1. On the Home tab from the Editing group click Find.  The Navigation pane will be displayed.
  2. In the search box type the word or phrase you want to find and highlight.
  3.  Every instance of the word or phrase will now be highlighted and a link to the instance will be displayed in the Navigation pane.  You can quickly move between every appearance of your search text by clicking on the link in the Navigation pane.
  4. To remove the highlights click the close button on the search box.

Note: Reading highlights are just that.  They are displayed on your screen but do not print.

Tip: to quickly open the Find dialog box press Ctrl + F.  To open the Replace dialog box press Ctrl + H.

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