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Microsoft KB Archive/106622

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Article ID: 106622

Article Last Modified on 8/16/2005


  • Microsoft Word 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 6.0a
  • Microsoft Word 6.0c
  • Microsoft Word 6.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.01 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.01 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 95a
  • Microsoft Word 98 for Macintosh

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The Find Whole Words Only option becomes unavailable (dimmed) when you type more than one word in the Find What box of the Edit Find or Edit Replace dialog box. This behavior differs from that of Word versions 1.x and 2.x for Windows.


The use of the plural "words" in "Find Whole Words Only" refers to finding multiple instances of the word in the document.


Click to select the Use Pattern Matching check box when you want to find whole words and you are searching for more than one word.


Find Whole Words Only instructs Word to find complete words only, and not to find words that only contain what you type. For example, if you type the word "boat" in the Find What box, and do not select Find Whole Words Only, Word will find "boat," "boathouse," and "sailboat."


"Microsoft Word User's Guide," version 6.0, Chapter 3, "Finding and Replacing," "Using Advanced Search Criteria" section

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