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December 13, 2023
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If you just need to search and find a single word or multiple words in Google Docs, press ⌘ + F.

If you want to find and replace words in your Google Doc, then we’ll show you how to do that too!

1 – Press cmd + F

To find a word (or words) in your Google Doc:

  • Press ⌘ (cmd) + F on your keyboard.
  • Type the word (or words) you’re looking to find.
  • Scroll through the found words by using the arrows next to the search box.

2 – Bonus: find and replace words in Google Docs

If you want to both find and replace words in your Google Doc:

  • Go to Edit.
  • Choose Find and replace.
  • In “Find,” type the word you want to replace.
  • In “Replace with,” type the word or words you want to auto-replace it with.

You can choose to replace a single instance of the word, or you can choose to replace all instances by selecting Replace all.

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