Word documents - how to search within text?

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  1. sun surfer macrumors regular

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    On a Safari webpage, you can use command/F. And that's what google tells me to do with a word document too.

    But it brings up some "find and replace" thing that doesn't seem to work for searching text? No webpage I'm finding in a google search seems to be able to explain how to do it simply, and it should be simple, right?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That find and replace function does search the document. You can elect to just find and not replace.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Does this work? Because it works for me, since I tested it today for the first time, it even finds something:
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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Actually, it looks like it found "long". It didn't find "something". :D
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    You know, sometimes I really fear for your capabilities to understand, why I chose the word I chose. It is pretty simple, not pretty, but simple. I chose long, because the cat, some call them ***** (hey, if Craig Ferguson can say that on LIVE TV, we should be able to too - and it seems we can't, because that word means something very, very evil, unlike cock), that looks through the window, my neighbour's window, looked for a very long time. Thus I came to the inspiration to search for that word, and the rest is history. Unless someone deletes it even from the History.plis file. Now where can I found out about her story. I mean the girlfriend, not the cat. Cats don't talk, they command.
     

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