Use Search to Find Your Pet Words by Joan Y. Edwards
Most writers have pet words. Words they use over and over again…especially in a draft manuscript.
My pet word is then. Other pet words used by writers I know are just, some, because.
Here is how I use the (search) Find in Microsoft Word.
- Open the word document I want to go through.
In the right hand side you will see Find with a magnifying glass to its left.
Replace is right underneath it.
- Click on Find. An empty box will come up. Type in the word you are looking for.
- Now click on the word you typed in the Find box.
It will show you the word and how many instances are in the document.
I suggest going to each instance it shows you and decide if you want to keep it or delete it. If you delete a word, you might have to change the punctuation. Capitalize a word, put in a comma, etc.
There are little arrows to the right for you to go to the next one.
What year Word do you have?
Here is a YouTube video of using the search and find in Microsoft Word.
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Joan Y. Edwards
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