How to find a word on a page in mac or windows

July 22, 2022
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When you reading lengthy document in word, and wondering how to find a word on a page, the Find tool lets you search for whole words, phrases, or even letters. You can use it to find what you are looking for in your document, regardless of how much or how little of the information you enter into the search field. It saves a lot of your time.

So if you are thinking how to find a word on a page? click the “Home” tab, select the Find button, then type your search term into the “Search” field. Now in this article we will discuss in detail with steps.

How to find a word on page in word document in Windows or Mac

1.Open the Word document to find a word or create a new document and write some paragraphs.

2.Open the “home” tab and ribbon panel of home will appear.

3.You can see “find and replace” button present at right side of ribbon panel.

4.Click it. Then drop down menu will appear with three options.

5.Click “Find” option.

6.After clicking “finda dialouge box will appear.

7.Now in the “Find What” field write a word or a phrase which you need to find in a document.

8.All the options which are disable gets enable. If you want to highlight search words then Click “Reading highlight” option.

9.Drop down menu will appear having two options.

10.Select “Highlight All”. Then all search words will be highlighted.

As you see in this picture.

11.All the options which are disabled gets enable. There is also two options available “Find previous” and “Find Next”. Click “Find Next” option.

12.As all searched words are already highlighted. Sometimes you can’t see all highlighted words then this option will show you all highlighted words. By clicking “right arrow” you can locate all words one by one by moving forward.

13.Now click “Find Previous” option.

14.As all searched words are already highlighted. Sometimes you can’t see all highlighted words then this option will show you all highlighted words one by one. By clicking “Left arrow” you will can locate all words one by one by moving backward from word you already selected.

How to find a word on a page with specific information

1.Begining with the previous example where the “Find and Replace” option appears, you need to click “More” option.

2.Write word you want to search in “Find What” field.

3.With this option we can also set some restricted conditions for the search results to find what we need more accurately. If we select “Find whole words only” in the More menu. Then those words that contain it as a part will not be displayed.

4.Click “Close” option to close dialogue box.

These steps to answer the question how to find a word on a page. But if you want to know more about Word features, you can subscribe to WPS Academy to learn in detail.

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