Find Object (Word)

Represents the criteria for a find operation.

The properties and methods of the Find object correspond to the options in the Find and Replace dialog box.

Use the Find property to return a Find object. The following example finds and selects the next occurrence of the word "hi."

With Selection.Find 
 .ClearFormatting 
 .Text = "hi" 
 .Execute Forward:=True 
End With

The following example finds all occurrences of the word "hi" in the active document and replaces the word with "hello."

Set myRange = ActiveDocument.Content 
myRange.Find.Execute FindText:="hi", ReplaceWith:="hello", _ 
 Replace:=wdReplaceAll

Remarks

If you've gotten to the Find object from the Selection object, the selection is changed when text matching the find criteria is found. The following example selects the next occurrence of the word "blue."

Selection.Find.Execute FindText:="blue", Forward:=True

If you've gotten to the Find object from the Range object, the selection isn't changed when text matching the find criteria is found, but the Range object is redefined. The following example locates the first occurrence of the word "blue" in the active document. If "blue" is found in the document, myRange is redefined and bold formatting is applied to "blue."

Set myRange = ActiveDocument.Content 
myRange.Find.Execute FindText:="blue", Forward:=True 
If myRange.Find.Found = True Then myRange.Bold = True
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