Find and Replace Text in Adobe Illustrator CS6

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    To begin, ensure you have Adobe Illustrator open and your document ready
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    For more information, refer to our tutorials on how to create a new document and how to open documents. There's an imported extract from a book in the document. Although it is rare that Illustrator is used for a text document, you may have text within your work. For example, you may need to prepare a magazine page or web site. "Find and Replace" is a very useful tool that will save you time when working. Please note that you can only use the "Find and Replace" feature on text that has not been rasterized or flattened to an image.
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    First, make sure to click "Selection Tool" and select the text
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    There will be a blue frame and corners, letting you know the object is ready for editing.
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    Then, click "Edit" in the horizontal menu along the top of the window
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    Click "Find and Replace..." in the menu
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    A dialogue box will appear.
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    In the "Find" text box, you can type a word that you want to find
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    Let's type "town", for example.
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    Click the "Find" button on the right side of this box
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    The word will be highlighted within the text.
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    Next, click the "Replace With" box
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    Type the word with which you would like to replace the highlighted word
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    In this case, let's type "city".
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    Press "Replace" on the right-hand side of this window
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    The highlighted word will change.
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    Click "Find Next"
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    Illustrator will find the next instance of the word "town" and offer you to replace that instance as well.
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    You can check or uncheck options under "Replace With"
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    It is recommended to uncheck them until you're using Illustrator at a more advanced level.
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    Rather than go through every word individually, you can click "Replace All"
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    This will replace all examples of the word "town" with "city" throughout the selected area.
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    When you've finished, click "Done" in the bottom-right corner of this window
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Replacing a template vector text with my own?

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