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A Great Find!

Do you want to find a specific word in a website?

Do you want to find a phrase in a document?

Do you want to jump to a name in a spreadsheet?

Don’t scroll and read and hope you find it soon. Yawn.

Use the CTRL/Command + F keyboard shortcut. It is one of the most helpful keyboard shortcuts ever!

Here is how it works:

  •  Open a webpage, document, spreadsheet, or even an email.
  • Hold down the CTRL key (the Command key on a Mac) and then press the “f” key (lower case). A “find” window will open. This window will be in different places in different programs.
  • Type in the name, word, or phrase you wish to locate; the word(s) will become highlighted in the text.

If the first instance of the word is not the one you are looking for, hit the Enter (Return) key to jump to the next instance. Keeping pressing the Enter (Return) key until you get to the instance you are looking for.

When you are finished “finding,” click “done” on the Find window or hit the Escape (Esc) key.

Happy — and easy — hunting. What will you do with all of the time you save?

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