To find and replace text in a Word document, including the header and footer, you can use the “Find and Replace” feature. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

For Main Document:

  1. Open your Word document.
  2. Press Ctrl + H (Windows) or Command + H (Mac) to open the Find and Replace dialog box.
  3. In the “Find what” field, enter the text you want to find.
  4. In the “Replace with” field, enter the new text.
  5. Click on “Find Next” to locate the first occurrence of the text.
  6. If you want to replace this occurrence, click on “Replace.” To replace all occurrences at once, click on “Replace All.”

For Header and Footer:

  1. Double-click on the header or footer area of the page where you want to find and replace text. This will open the Header/Footer section.
    • To edit the header, double-click at the top of the page.
    • To edit the footer, double-click at the bottom of the page.
  2. Once you are in the Header/Footer section, follow the same steps as above:
    • Press Ctrl + H (Windows) or Command + H (Mac) to open the Find and Replace dialog box.
    • Enter the text you want to find in the “Find what” field.
    • Enter the new text in the “Replace with” field.
    • Use “Find Next” to locate the first occurrence and “Replace” or “Replace All” to make replacements.
  3. Close the Header/Footer section when you’re done by double-clicking outside the header/footer area or selecting “Close Header and Footer” from the Ribbon.

Remember that if your document has multiple sections with different headers/footers, you may need to repeat these steps for each section.

Keep in mind that the exact steps may vary slightly depending on the version of Microsoft Word you’re using, but the general process is similar.

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