Thu 13 May, 2010 04:46 pm
I am working on a large paper (over 100 pages), and from time to time I have to go into the body of the paper to find a word. I do this by pressing [ctrl + F], which presents the FIND AND REPLACE dialogue box, which asks "Find What?" The word I wanted was 'food' (which exists 25-30 times in the document) - and I got the following "error message:" Word has finished searching the document. The search item was not found. What do I do next? Is there another way of finding a word in a document? Is there some way of fixing this function?
Haven't had the problem, but did you start at the top of the text? I used to use it by way of dialog boxes, and I think there were several options available.
I used to call the function "Search and Destroy", but I don't remember why.
I am with Roger in asking if you were at the top of the text
When I first started using "Find and Replace," I started anywhere, but found that it would only go to the remainder of the document. Now I always start at the very beginning - but I now get the "error message."
Yes - for at least a year I have been starting at the top of the document.
Click <Edit> Look at the drop down list. click <Find>
You may need to point at the extend arrows to fully extend the drop down.
Use "Find", "Replace" or "Go to" as required.
It may be your keyboard that is the problem.