Google Docs is an open-source web application to store important information in textual format online. It contains text, numerical figures, images, and tables based on user needs. Apart from that, a crucial feature of replacing a word reduces the effort and time of editors, publishers, and authors. Considering its importance, this blog will demonstrate all possible methods to replace a word in the entire document of Google Docs.
- Method 1: Using the Edit Tab to Replace a Word in Google Docs
- Method 2: Using CTRL+H to Replace a Word in Google Docs
Let’s dig into it one by one.
Method 1: Using the Edit Tab to Replace a Word in Google Docs
Google Docs offers an interesting feature of replacing a word thorough out the document. Before starting the discussion, an existing document is carried out, as shown in the below screenshot.
Now, head over to the step-by-step process to replace a word in Google Docs.
Step 1: Open Find and replace
Pick the “Find and replace” option via the “Edit” tab in the menubar of GoogleDocs.
Step 2: Search/Find the Word to be Replaced
It navigates to the “Find and replace” window. In this window, the user can type the specified text in the “Find” textbox, such as “Google”. It matches the entire document and highlights it.
Note: If you want to make a case-sensitive search, then click the checkbox named “Match case”.
Step 3: Type the Word to Replace
After that, type “Windows” in the “Replace with” textbox as shown in the below screenshot and hit the “Replace all” option to replace the matched query in the entire document.
Finally, the word “Google” is replaced with “Windows” throughout the document, which can be verified in the below screenshot.
Method 2: Using CTRL+H to Replace a Word in Google Docs
To replace a word, an alternative shortcut, “CTRL+H”,is utilized in Google Docs. Press the shortcut key “CTRL+H”, and the Find and Replace window will pop up where you can enter the word to search and replace with some other word. For this purpose, a “GIF” is captured to replace the word “Sheets” with “Docs” in the existing document.
That is from this side. You have experienced an interesting feature of replacing a word in Google Docs.
Google Docs provides the “Find and replace” option and shortcut key “CTRL+H” to replace a word in the entire document. The “Find and replace” option is available from the “Edit” tab of the menu bar. Alternatively, the same purpose can be served with the shortcut key “CTRL+H”. This article has explained all the possible steps for replacing a word in Google Docs.