Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. October 12, 1998
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Word's Find and Replace
In Word, you can easily search for and replace text, specific formatting, and special items such as paragraph marks (), fields, or graphics. You can also search for and replace all forms of a word (for example, replace "make" with "build" as well as "made" with "built"). To fine-tune a search, use wildcards (for example, search for "s?t" to find "sat" or "set").

Replace text:

  1. On the Edit menu, click Replace, or click + H.
  2. In the Find what box, enter the text you want to search for.
  3. In the Replace with box, enter the replacement text.
  4. Click Find Next, Replace, or All.

Replace specific formatting:

  1. On the Edit menu, click Replace, or click + H.
  2. If you don't see the Format button, click More.
  3. To search for text with specific formatting, enter the text in the Find what box.
    To search for specific formatting only, delete any text in the Find what box.
  4. Click Format, and then select the formats you want.
  5. In the Replace with box, repeat steps 3 and 4.
  6. Click Find Next, Replace, or All.

Notes:
To cancel a search in progress, press ESC.
If you want to clear the specified formatting, click No Formatting.