Open a Word document. If you are working on an essay for school or a paper for college, you can open it and look for the text you need to replace.
Go to "Edit" and "Find." A box will appear and you can type in the word or words that you need to find.
Click on either "Find Next" or "Find All." If you ask for "Find Next" each occurrence of the word will appear every time you hit the "Find Next" button. If you click on "Find All" and then "Main Document" all the occurrences of the word will appear.
Find the "Replace" tab. The steps for replacing text start with Steps 2 and 3. After completing them, the replace box will pop up and you can type in what you want to replace. For example, there may be instances of "You" that you need to replace with "Your."
Complete the find and replace. If you need to replace "You" with "Your" you would type "You" in the find box and "Your" in the replace box. Hit "Find Next." Each time "You" comes up either hit "Find Next" or "Replace." If you don't want to replace it hit "Find next," if you do hit "Replace."