The Find command lets you search for a word or phrase buried somewhere within your file. To use the Find command, follow these steps:
1. Press Ctrl+F.
The Find and Replace dialog box appears, displaying the Find tab.
2. Click in the Find What text box and type the word or phrase you want to find.
3. (Optional) Click the More button to expand the Find and Replace dialog box.
The More button expands the Find and Replace dialog box so you can fine-tune your search to make sure you don't wind up finding irrelevant text by mistake.
4. (Optional) Select one of the following check boxes:
Match Case: Use this to find Bill but not bill.
Find Whole Words Only: Use this to find cat but not words like catastrophe or bobcat.
Use Wildcards: Use this to find parts of text, such as all words that being with fa, by typing fa* in the Find What text box. This would
Find words such as fail and fattening. (This option is available only in Word.)
Sounds Like: Use this to find words phonetically, such as searching for elephant by typing elefant in the Find What text box. (This option is available only in Word.)
Find All Word Forms: Use this to find variations of a word such as sings, singing, and sang. (This option is available only in Word.)
5. Click Find Next and repeat this step to continue searching your file.
6. Click Cancel when you're done.
If you select a chunk of text, you can make Office 2007 search within your selected text only, rather than your entire file.