In PowerPoint find and replace is a powerful function. Use it to locate a specific word or phrase in your PowerPoint presentation.
When you're working with longer presentations, it can be difficult and time consuming to locate a specific word or phrase. PowerPoint can automatically search your presentation using the Find feature, and it allows you to quickly change words or phrases using the Replace feature.
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Watch the video below to learn more about the basics of using Find and Replace in PowerPoint.
You can also access the Find command by pressing Ctrl+F on your keyboard.
At times, you may discover that you've repeatedly made a mistake throughout your presentation—such as misspelling someone's name—or that you need to exchange a particular word or phrase for another. You can use the Replace feature to make quick revisions.
The selected text will be replaced.
When it comes to using Replace All, it’s important to remember that it could find matches you didn’t anticipate and might not actually want to change. Only use this option if you're absolutely sure it won't replace anything you didn’t intend it to.