Word’s Find and Replace is a very handy tool, with lots of powerful features that many people don’t use or don’t know exist.
I could have written a long piece summarizing these features, but someone has already done so: http://libroediting.com/2014/01/23/find-and-replace-in-word-2007-2010-and-2013-2-advanced-find/. This web page is well worth bookmarking, especially if you don’t use Find/Replace often and need to be reminded of some of its features.
Update October 2015: For an even more comprehensive look at all Find/Replace options (other than Wildcards), see: https://americaneditor.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/lyonizing-word-but-wait-theres-more/
For those wanting to know more, I’ve written many blog posts on specific Find and Replace actions in Word, including using wildcards (a very powerful find/replace option):
- https://cybertext.wordpress.com/tag/find-and-replace/ (all posts that deal with find and replace actions)
- https://cybertext.wordpress.com/tag/wildcards/ (all posts that deal specifically with wildcard find/replace actions)
[Links last checked August 2015]