You can find and replace words or phrases on a Mac when you are in a document that has a Find and Replace feature. Most commonly, this is either Microsoft Word or TextEdit. Knowing how to find a Word on Mac means knowing how to find a word in the application you’re using.

 

To find a word in TextEdit, for instance, go to the EDIT menus, hover over FIND, and you will be presented with a number of search options. Choose the one you would like to use to find words in the current document. You can choose to replace those words if you want to, or simply replace them selectively.

 

In Word, you’re going to do the same thing. Go to EDIT and hover over FIND to get a selection of options for finding and replacing words and phrases in the current document.

 

In Pages, which is the Apple word processor, the same thing. Go to EDIT, hover over FIND, and choose from a range of find and search options.

 

As you can see, the FIND option is consistently located on the EDIT menu of an app. There is no hard and fast rule about this, but in most cases, you will typically find it there. You can use it to find words or phrases or replace words or phrases.