Sometimes it might be difficult and time taking to locate a specific word or phrase when you are working with longer documents. You get a feature in Microsoft Word where you can automatically search for your document or word using the Find feature and change it with other words or phrases using the Replace feature.
This is how you can use the Find command to locate all instances of a particular word in a document:
Then click the X to close the navigation pane after you are finished and the highlight will disappear.
You can click the drop-down arrow next to the search field for more search options.
Sometimes, we tend to make a mistake throughout a document or we find out that we had misunderstood something as we typed it during a lecture, in such cases you need to exchange a particular word or a phrase with another. Here the Find and Replace feature of Microsoft Word comes to our rescue allowing us to make quick revisions.
This is how we can use Find and Replace to change a word or a phrase in a text document :
The text will be replaced.
After finishing, click Close or Cancel to close the dialogue box.
You can also select additional options like matching cases and ignoring punctuation by clicking More in the Find and Replace dialogue box.
There is one thing that you must remember in the case of Replace All, i.e. it might find some matches that you didn't anticipate and might actually not want to change. So, you should make sure that you really want to replace all the matching words before choosing this option.