Finding Text Generally

You can use the Search view to find all instances of words and phrases in your document. To show the Search view, choose Search from the pop‑up menu at the top of the Contract Tools pane.

To find text:
  1. Type the text you want to find in the search field.

  2. Press Enter or click the search button (looks like a magnifying glass).

Search results appear below the search field, and the number of search results appears on the right of the search field. To go to where a search result appears in your document, click a search result below the search field. To copy a list of search results to the clipboard, click the Copy button at the top right of the view.

Search results are highlighted in yellow in your document. This highlighting doesn’t change your document in any way.

To limit search results, select “Match case” or “Whole words”.

  • Match case: When “Match case” is selected, you search for the uppercase and lowercase letters you enter in the search field exactly as you enter them. When “Match case” is deselected, you can use uppercase and lowercase letters interchangeably in the search field. For example, if you search for partner when “Match case” is selected, you find partner but not Partner. If you search for partner when “Match case” is deselected, you find both partner and Partner.

  • Whole words: When “Whole words” is selected, you find only what you enter in the search field. When “Whole words” is deselected, you find text that contains what you enter in the search field. For example, if you search for partner when “Whole words” is selected, you find partner by itself, but not in words like partnership. If you search for partner when “Whole words” is deselected, you find partner by itself and in words like partnership.

In addition to words and phrases, you can find amounts of money, dates and times, and more; see Finding Numbers, Amounts of Money, and Dates and Times to learn how.

Note: When you use the search field: