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Old 03-11-2009, 03:18 PM
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Hello,

For some reason, the Find and Replace is not working. When I type in a word that exists in the document, the response is : "The item was not found". Can you please help.

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Old 03-16-2009, 11:03 AM
blackduck603 blackduck603 is offline Windows XP Office 2000
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Did you get this resolved?

things to check....
Do you have some of the document selected? I think FIND might search selected text

Expand Find Options via the More control
- Match Case
- Match Whole Words Only
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:18 PM
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Yes, thank you for following up. The situation has been resolved.

I restarted my computer and everything is back to normal. I am still puzzled though as to why it happened.
When I had the problem, I did check the options "Match Case" and "Match Whole Words Only" but it did not make any difference.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:27 PM
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Default Same problem....

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Originally Posted by blackduck603 View Post
Did you get this resolved?

things to check....
Do you have some of the document selected? I think FIND might search selected text

Expand Find Options via the More control
- Match Case
- Match Whole Words Only
Have done all the checks, but it won't find anything even though it is right in front of me and on the page! Even used Select All but zip. Any ideas?
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:42 AM
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I had the same issue this morning. Took me about an hour to figure out. My problem was that I had "Outline" selected under Formatting options under the Find tab in the Editing dialog box. What you want is "No Formatting" selected. If you've upgraded from an old version of Word, I don't believe this option was available before which is what makes it so unfamiliar and confusing.
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