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How You Can Search Within a Web Page

Saving time by hunting for particular words or phrases

In addition to finding information anywhere on the World Wide Web, after you display a Web page you can search within it for particular words or phrases. This saves you having to scroll through the page and read every word to find what you need.

  1. With Internet Explorer open and the Web page that you want to search displayed, click the arrow next to the Search text box in the top-right corner and choose Find on This Page.
  2. In the resulting Find dialog box, type the word that you want to search for in the Find text box. Use the following options to narrow your results:

    Match Whole Word Only: Select this option if you want to find only the whole word. (For example, use this option if you enter "elect" and want to find only "elect" and not "electron" or "electronics.")
    Match Case: Select this option if you want to match the case. (For example, use this option if you enter "Catholic" and want to find only the always-capitalized religion and not the adjective "catholic.")
  3. Click the Next button. The first instance of the word is highlighted on the page. If you want to find the next instance, click the Next button again. Click the Previous button to move back to the last match.
  4. When you're done searching, click the Close button in the Find dialog box.

Here is an example of searching within a web page. — Graphic by Paul Moser

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