Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. June 30, 2003
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Searching for Similar-Sounding Words
If you find yourself working on a Word document that's extremely long and unwieldy, it can be difficult to find a specific, barely remembered word such as a person's name. You might just have a vague idea of what the word sounds like and nothing else. If you find yourself in this situation, don't worry. Word's got a solution for you.
Try searching for a word that sounds something like the name in question. Word 2000 has a primitive "Sounds Like" feature in its searching capability, which searches for words with similar pronunciation. Give it a shot. Select Edit, Find and click the More tab. Select the Sounds Like check box and click OK. Word will scour your document, looking for an occurrence of a similar-sounding word. With any luck, you'll find the name you're looking for.