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How to find a word or phrase in libre office?

asked 2015-03-05 17:08:38 +0200

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version, language, and component (Writer, Draw, etc.) of LibreOffice Version: 4.2.7.2--Build ID: 420m0(Build:2)

System: Host: bob-HP-Pavilion-dv1000-EH439UA-ABA Kernel: 3.13.0-24-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 17 cinnamon Qiana--Current and updated. HP Pavilion dv1000,2K ram-- language: English

A helpful Search feature. How to find a word or phrase like Case 1: If I wanted to search for a phrase or word within one document for certain word(s) such as: red car (or "car") be highlighted/indicated? Could all the the phrases that have the line "Red Car" (car) be highlighted/indicated?

How to find a word or phrase like Case 2: Could all the Libre Office documents that contain the phrase "red car" (Or Red Car") be highlighted/indicated.

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answered 2015-03-05 17:48:13 +0200

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updated 2015-03-05 17:50:01 +0200

I can help in respect of case 1 only. Open the Document in question. Press Ctrl+F and enter the search phrase or word and then click Find All. You will see the occurances all highlighted.

I know of no way to search documents which have not been opened from within LibreOffice.

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