Use Find and Replace in OpenOffice 4 on a MacBook Air
Edited by Thor, Crystal, Eng
Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how to use the Find and Replace function in OpenOffice 4 when using a Macbook Air. This function is really helpful with any kind of large document, anything where you would want to find words really quickly and don't want to spend hours trolling through and go searching through large bodies of text in order to find small pieces of information.
What we're going to do is open the box and to do that we're going to press Command + F.
You can also open it manually by pressing the binoculars on the screen.
What we want to do here is find the word frog in this document that is already opened. We want to find all instances of frog. Click Find All.
Click close. Now you can see all the times the frog is mentioned in the article, it has been highlighted. This allows us to find them very easily.
If you look up at the small box at the top right, we can also search this way. So I will type frog and press enter, and now only one instance of frog is highlighted by we can sample through them using the arrows.
So we have found all the instances of frog and we want to replace it with another word. We made a mistake, it wasn't a frog we wanted to talk about, we wanted to talk about a bat. We can type in frog to search for it, then type in bat under replace with. Click replace all.
Search key has been replaced 6 times. Make sure that you click replace all or it will only replace the first one.
Now every instance of the word frog has been changed to bat.
This is a very useful function, one that we highly recommend you learn and utilize in your essays and your documents, and it will save you a lot of time and effort. This is how to find and replace words in a document using OpenOffice 4 when using a Macbook Air. If you have any questions, suggestions or queries then please leave them in the section below. You've been watching VisiHow. Goodbye.
Video: Use Find and Replace in OpenOffice 4 on a Macbook Air
Recent edits by: Crystal, Thor