Searching for specific words in Word Documents



Bernard Littman
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
I have been conducting searches of my Word documents using Start,
Search, For Files or Folders, Search for files or folders named
"*.doc".

My operating system is Windows Me.

The search procedure seems to work, except that false positives may
occur. For example, search results for occurrences of "cement" will
yield all occurrences of "replacement".

Is there a way to avoid the false positives?

Charles Kenyon
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
On the Find dialog box, click on the More button and check "Find whole words
only."
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"Bernard Littman" <bernielit@comcast.net.invalid> wrote in message
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>I have been conducting searches of my Word documents using Start,
> Search, For Files or Folders, Search for files or folders named
> "*.doc".
>
> My operating system is Windows Me.
>
> The search procedure seems to work, except that false positives may
> occur. For example, search results for occurrences of "cement" will
> yield all occurrences of "replacement".
>
> Is there a way to avoid the false positives?
>
>

Bernard Littman
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
Thanks to Charles for the post.

If I understand you correctly, your instructions apply once you arrive
in a Word document.

I guess there is no similar approach within the Search Results
display.

I did stumble upon a way to avoid finding "replacement" with the
"cement" search, namely search for
*space*cement.

Thanks again





"Charles Kenyon" <msnewsgroup@remove.no.spam.addbalance.com> wrote in
message news:OsRcoV7VFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> On the Find dialog box, click on the More button and check "Find
whole words
> only."
> --
> Charles Kenyon
>
> Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word
>
> Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
> Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide
>
> See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
> --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
> This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
> and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
> from my ignorance and your wisdom.
>
> "Bernard Littman" <bernielit@comcast.net.invalid> wrote in message
> news:uvSxxl5VFHA.548@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >I have been conducting searches of my Word documents using Start,
> > Search, For Files or Folders, Search for files or folders named
> > "*.doc".
> >
> > My operating system is Windows Me.
> >
> > The search procedure seems to work, except that false positives
may
> > occur. For example, search results for occurrences of "cement"
will
> > yield all occurrences of "replacement".
> >
> > Is there a way to avoid the false positives?
> >
> >
>
>


Searching for specific words in Word Documents