How to Find & Replace in Word 2007

By K.C. Winslow

The find and replace text feature in Microsoft Word 2007 allows you to search a document for a word and replace the word with a different word. This feature is useful in creating consistency throughout a document or updating a document to reflect new information. You have the option of replacing all of the instances of the text or of going through each instance manually and determining whether to replace it or leave it alone.

Step 1

Go to the "Editing" group in the "Home" tab of the ribbon at the top of the Microsoft Word window and click "Replace."

Step 2

Insert the text for which you want to search in the "Find what" text box. Type the text you want to use as the replacement in the "Replace with" text box.

Step 3

Click the "More" button if you want to enter further search and replacement settings, such as wildcards or text formatting.

Step 4

Click the "Find Next" button to find the next instance of the text in the document and click "Replace" to replace it with the replacement text. Word will automatically go to the next instance of the text. Alternatively, you can replace all instances by clicking the "Replace All" button.