Can I Limit A Find And Replace To A Specific Row Or Column In Word?

The answer is yes, and it’s very simple to do!

I frequently create Word documents with large tables containing a lot of information. There are times when I need find and replace information within a specific row or column, without affecting the information in the entire table. Fortunately, you can easily find and replace text within a row or column. You simply need to select the specific row or column before doing the find and replace.

You can do this in Word 2007 using the steps described below.

  1. Within your Word document, select the table column or row in which you want to find and replace information.
  2. From the Home tab, click Replace within the Editing group. Alternatively, press Ctrl+H and Word displays the Replace tab of the Find and Replace dialog box.
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  4. In the Find what field, enter the text you want to find. In the Replace With field, enter the text that you want to replace it with.
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  6. Click the More button to configure advanced find and replace options.
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  8. When you’re ready, click Replace, Replace All, or Find Next.

Word automatically replaces the text within the column or row you selected in step 1, without affecting the rest of the text within the table.

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