Find/Replace in Word does not work
Thread poster: Ines Burrell

Ines Burrell  Identity Verified
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Jan 5, 2005


My find/replace function hassuddently gone deaf and blind in my word documents. When I want to find a term I have found a better translation for, it says it cannot find a single of these terms. But I know it is there. I even tried looking for other words, the ones rutinely used in any text document. Nothing.

Does it sound familiar to anybody? Any solutions? I am kind of desterate as I have this 20 000 word file and several terms I was hoping to replace with the correct translations at a later stage. This later stage has arrived but it seems I have to read through all the file again.

My operating system is Win XP, Word 2003.



Rachel Vanarsdall  Identity Verified
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Click on the "more" button Jan 5, 2005

The first thing I would do is click on the "more" button on the Find/Replace window. You may have accidentally changed the "search options" in some way (match case, something like that).


Ines Burrell  Identity Verified
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That did the trick Jan 5, 2005

Thanks a lot! Apparently I have clicked the formatting icon. I did play around with all the setting to see if it will solve the problem, but only now thought of unclicking the formatting button.
Thanks again!

[Edited at 2005-01-05 15:41]


Alaa Zeineldine  Identity Verified
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Options and Format Jan 5, 2005

Look at the lines following "Find what:" and replace with to see if you have Options or Format lists, e.g.:

Find what: xyz
Options: Match case
Format: Italic, Arial
Replace with: abc
Format: Lower case


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