moderated Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

Curtis Chong



Control f while focused in a document in Word always has worked and continues to work for me. Something peculiar is happening as I believe this is the intended behavior in Word since time immemorial. Now, sometimes, after typing my search string and pressing enter and then escape, I find my focus in not on the word for which I was searching. But if I then press Control with page down, my focus moves where it is supposed t go.


Having Control with f not working in Word  is definitely a problem.




Curtis Chong



From: <> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2021 12:16 PM
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word


Hi, Brian. I just tried escape to clear the search dialog, and, not only did it not clear the search dialog, it did what Ann Byrne referred to in her last message. When I pressed CONTROL plus F, JAWS spoke nothing, and there was no search dialog box. This is why I clear the search in the search pane by going to it by using F6, and clearing the search box there.


Bill White




From: [] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 10:15 AM
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word


On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:51 PM, Bill White wrote:

What has changed is that, once you have entered a search term into the search box, it is difficult to get the Find feature to search properly.


Try hitting Escape once you're done with the current search/find.  That clears the current search term and the next time you hit CTRL+F you're right back where you need to enter it.

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

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