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FilledSmallSquare Find searches the current notebook for matches to the text contained in the "Search for:" field of the dialog box.

FilledSmallSquare Once a match is found in the notebook, choosing Replace in the Find menu replaces the selected match with the new text contained in the "Replace with:" field.


Searches forward for the next occurrence after your current selection in the notebook.


Searches backward from the current selection.


Searches and selects all cells containing an occurrence of the search string.

Ignore case

When checked, conducts a case-insensitive search.

Wrap around

When checked, starts at the current selection in the notebook and continues to the same point. Otherwise, Find stops at the end of the file.

FilledSmallSquare Once your search string has been entered, it can be used by all the commands in the Find menu including Find Next, Replace, Replace All, and Replace and Find Again. The Enter Selection command in the Find menu is a convenient way to copy text from your notebook into the Find dialog box.

FilledSmallSquare The Find dialog box searches the contents of cells only. Use Find in Cell Tags to search cell tags.

FilledSmallSquare Keyboard shortcuts: ControlKeyLeftModifiedf RightModified(Windows); CommandKeyLeftModifiedf RightModified(Macintosh); ControlKeyLeftModifiedf RightModified(X).