- Create and Save a TextEdit Document
- Find and Replace Words or Phrases
- Paste Text to Match the Existing Text
- Use Your Favorite Text Styles Easily
- Tabs and Indents
- Create Lists that Number Themselves
- Create Tables
- Print Automatic Page Numbers
- Automatic Spelling Correction
- Select Noncontiguous Text
- Show Substitutions
- Extra Tips and Notes
- Read Microsoft Word Files
Find and Replace Words or Phrases
Did you write your entire novel using a name that you no longer think suits your main character, such as Smith? And now you’ve come up with a better name, and need to replace the character’s last name with Scrooge? No problem:
- From the Edit menu, choose “Find” and then “Find...,” or press Command F. A search field appears below the ruler bar.
- Click the “Replace” checkbox to open a Replace text field below the search field.
- In the Find field, type the word you want to find, such as Smith.
- In the Replace field, type the word or phrase that will replace the found word, such as Scrooge.
Find and replace:
- Replace: Replaces the currently selected occurrence of the word or phrase, then automatically finds the next occurrence.
- All: Replace all occurrences of the found text. Press (don’t click) on the “All” button to see more options.
- To manually find other occurrences of the text, click the Previous and Next buttons.
- For more search options, click the small double-arrows next to the magnifying glass icon on the left side of the window.
Click “Done” to put the Find and Replace fields away.