How to find and replace in Google Docs

How to find and replace in Google Docs

We all know that find and replace is an excellent feature that helps us find any particular word from a large document and replacing with a specific set of words. Google Docs also provides us with the find and replace feature.

To find and replace in Google Docs, click the Edit menu –> select Find and replace or you can use keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + H (For windows) and Command+Shift+H (For Mac).

In this article, we will discuss how to find and replace in Google Docs and along with that, we will also discuss a few other topics.

How to find and replace in Google Docs

You can follow the below steps to use the search and replace Google Docs option.

  1. Open your Google Docs document.
  2. Click on the Edit menu –> Choose the Find and replace option.
how to find and replace a word in google docs

3. Enter the word to find on the Find text box and then type the word that you want to replace with on the Replace with text box.

Then click on the below buttons based on your requirement.

  • Replace: Replace the words one by one.
  • Replace all: Replace all the matching words at once.
  • Previous: To see the previous matching word.
  • Next: To see the next matching words.
How do I find and replace text in Google Docs

How to find and replace in Google Docs shortcut

Well, you can also use the below keyboard shortcuts to find and replace in Google Docs.

Windows: you can use Ctrl + H keyboard shortcut for Windows.

Mac: Use Command+Shift+H keyboard shortcut to find and replace in Google Docs mac.

How to find and replace in Google Docs App

You can use the below steps to use find and replace in Google Docs on mobile.

  1. Open the Docs app on your mobile.
  2. Tap on the Google Docs document to open –> Now, tap on the pencil icon to edit.
  3. Tap on the three dots menu from the top right corner of your mobile screen.
How to find and replace in Google Docs on Android

4. Tap on the Find and replace option.

How to find and replace in Google Docs on mobile

5. Type the exact word that you want to find on the find text box.

How to find and replace in Google Docs on iPhone

6. Then tap on the three dots menu –> Choose the Replace or Replace all option based on your need.

How to find and replace in Google Docs on iPad

7. Now, type the exact text that you want to replace with and then tap on the Replace button and now you are done.

How to find and replace in Google Docs mobile

How to find a word in Google Docs

You can use Ctrl + H keyboard shortcut if you are using Windows and in case you are using macOS, you can use Command+F to find a specific word in your Google Docs document.

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Wrapping Up

Voila!!, you saw how easy to find and replace in Google Docs from your computer and your mobile. Now it’s your turn to use the find and replace option in Google Docs.