How to search for more than one characters in Word

We had earlier seen on using wildcard in Find and Replace feature in Word 2016, 2013 & 2010. Similarly you can use this feature for searching more than one characters in a document. Let us see how to use wildcard search for finding question mark (?) or exclamation (!) in word document with the following text

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Navigate to Editing section and select Advanced Find available under the Find menu option. In the Find What filed, enter [\?\!] and mark the check box with label as Use wildcards.

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In the above screenshot to highlight the search results, the Reading Highlight option has been selected. And by this way, users can find and replace multiple characters in Word.

In Category: Word 2010, Word 2013, Word 2016

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