How to Find a Word Within Text on Excel

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    • 1). Open the Excel spreadsheet in which you want to find a word.

    • 2). Press "Ctrl-F" to open the small "Find and Replace" window with the "Find" tab highlighted.

    • 3). Type the word you're looking for into the "Find what" text box and click either the "Find Next" button, which will direct you to the first appearance of the found word in the text or the "Find All" button, which will highlight every instance in which the word appears.

    • 4). Click the "Options" button to further your search, with options such as "Match case," which will look for words with the exact capitalization as typed.

    • 5). Click the "Find and Replace" tab if you want to change a word in the spreadsheet. Enter the word you're looking for in the "Find what" text box, then enter the word or words you want to substitute in the "Replace with" box.You can replace the word once, replace it on a one-at-a-time basis or replace all instances in which the word is found.

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