Find text in an Office file on a mobile device

If you're looking for a specific word or phrase in your presentation, workbook, or document, use Find to search for it.

Find for iPhone and iPad

Note: Currently, PowerPoint doesn't support Find and Replace.

  1. To search your presentation for certain words or phrases, tap the Find Shows the search icon in PowerPoint for iPhone. icon in the upper-right corner.

  2. Enter a word or phrase you want to find in your presentation.

  3. To get to more search options, tap the Options Shows the search options icon in PowerPoint for iPhone. icon to the left of the search box.

    You'll see two options you can turn on or off. Match Case will match your search results exactly to the casing of the query you typed. Whole Words will search only for the exact word you typed rather than suggesting words that contain your query. To enable either of these options, flip the toggles to On.

    Shows search options in PowerPoint for iPhone.

  4. Once you've entered your query, you'll see a numerical indicator in the search box of how many times that word or phrase occurs in your presentation.

    Shows the query in the search box in PowerPoint for iPhone.

    You can then use the arrows to scroll through where the found term occurs in your presentation.

    Shows the Previous and Next arrows in the Search bar in PowerPoint for iPhone.

  1. To search your file for certain words or phrases, tap the Find Shows the search icon in PowerPoint for iPhone. icon in the upper-right corner.

  2. Enter a word or phrase you want to find in your document or workbook.

  3. Once you've entered your query, you'll see a numerical indicator in the search box of how many times that word or phrase occurs in your document or workbook.

    Shows a query in the search box of Word for iPhone.

    You can then use the arrows to scroll through where the found term occurs in your document or workbook.

    Shows the Previous and Next arrows in the Search bar in PowerPoint for iPhone.

  4. To get to more search options, tap the Options Shows the search options icon in PowerPoint for iPhone. icon to the left of the search box.

    • Find will simply find the word or phrase you're looking for in your document or workbook.

    • Select Find and Replace if you want to find a word or phrase and replace it with a different word or phrase.

    • Select Find and Replace All to find all instances of a word or phrase and replace them all with a different word or phrase.

    • Match Case will match your search results exactly to the casing of the query you typed.

    • Whole Words will search only for the exact word you typed rather than suggesting words that contain your query.

    Shows the search and find options in Word for iPhone.

Find for Windows Mobile

Note: Currently, PowerPoint doesn't support Find and Replace.

  1. To search your presentation for certain words or phrases, tap the Find Shows the Find icon in PowerPoint Mobile. icon in the upper-right corner.

  2. Enter a word or phrase you want to find in your presentation.

  3. To get to more search options, tap the More Options Shows the More Options button in PowerPoint Mobile. icon to the left of the search box.

    • Match Word will search only for the exact word you typed rather than suggesting words that contain your query.

    • Match Case will match your search results exactly to the casing of the query you typed.

    Shows the options for Find in PowerPoint Mobile: Match Case, and Match Word.

  4. Once you've entered your query, you'll see a numerical indicator in the search box of how many times that word or phrase occurs in your presentation.

    You can then use the arrows to scroll through where the found term occurs in your presentation.

    Shows the right and left arrows by the Find search box in PowerPoint Mobile.

  1. To search your file for certain words or phrases, tap the Find Shows the Find icon in PowerPoint Mobile. icon in the upper-right corner.

  2. Enter a word or phrase you want to find in your workbook.

  3. Once you've entered your query, you'll see a numerical indicator in the search box of how many times that word or phrase occurs in your workbook.

    You can then use the arrows to scroll through where the found term occurs in your workbook.

    Shows the right and left arrows by the Find search box in PowerPoint Mobile.

  4. To get to more search options, tap the More Options Shows the More Options button in PowerPoint Mobile. icon to the left of the search box.

    • Find will simply find the word or phrase you're looking for in your workbook.

    • Select Find and Replace if you want to find a word or phrase and replace it with a different word or phrase.

    • Select Find and Replace All to find all instances of a word or phrase and replace them all with a different word or phrase.

    • Select Sheet to find words just within the sheet you're on.

    • Select Workbook to search all the sheets in your workbook.

    • Match Case will match your search results exactly to the casing of the query you typed.

    • Whole Words will search only for the exact word you typed rather than suggesting words that contain your query.

    Shows More Options for Find in Excel Mobile.

  1. To search your file for certain words or phrases, tap the Find Shows the Find icon in PowerPoint Mobile. icon in the upper-right corner.

  2. Enter a word or phrase you want to find in your document.

  3. Once you've entered your query, you'll see a numerical indicator in the search box of how many times that word or phrase occurs in your document or workbook.

    You can then use the arrows to scroll through where the found term occurs in your document.

    Shows the right and left arrows by the Find search box in PowerPoint Mobile.

  4. To get to more search options, tap the More Options Shows the More Options button in PowerPoint Mobile. icon to the left of the search box.

    • Find will simply find the word or phrase you're looking for in your document.

    • Select Replace if you want to find a word or phrase and replace it with a different word or phrase.

    • Match Case will match your search results exactly to the casing of the query you typed.

    • Whole Words will search only for the exact word you typed rather than suggesting words that contain your query.

    • Select Sounds like to find all words that sound similar to each other. (For example, it would find both caught and cot).

    Shows the Find options for Word Mobile: Replace, Match Word, Match Case, Sounds Like.

Find for Android phones and tablets

Note: Currently, PowerPoint doesn't support Find and Replace.

  1. To search your presentation for certain words or phrases, tap the Find Shows the Find icon in PowerPoint Mobile. icon in the upper-right corner.

  2. Enter a word or phrase you want to find in your presentation.

  3. To get to more search options, tap the More Options Shows the More Options button in PowerPoint Mobile. icon to the left of the search box.

    • Match Word will search only for the exact word you typed rather than suggesting words that contain your query.

    • Match Case will match your search results exactly to the casing of the query you typed.

    Shows the Match Case and Match Word options in PowerPoint for Android.

  4. Once you've entered your query, you'll see a numerical indicator in the search box of how many times that word or phrase occurs in your presentation.

    You can then use the arrows to scroll through where the found term occurs in your presentation.

    Shows the right and left arrows by the Find search box in PowerPoint Mobile.

  1. To search your file for certain words or phrases, tap the Find Shows the Find icon in PowerPoint Mobile. icon in the upper-right corner.

  2. Enter a word or phrase you want to find in your workbook.

  3. Once you've entered your query, you'll see a numerical indicator in the search box of how many times that word or phrase occurs in your workbook.

    You can then use the arrows to scroll through where the found term occurs in your workbook.

    Shows the right and left arrows by the Find search box in PowerPoint Mobile.

  4. To get to more search options, tap the More Options Shows the More Options button in PowerPoint Mobile. icon to the left of the search box.

    • Find will simply find the word or phrase you're looking for in your workbook.

    • Select Find and Replace if you want to find a word or phrase and replace it with a different word or phrase.

    • Select Find and Replace All to find all instances of a word or phrase and replace them all with a different word or phrase.

    • Select Sheet to find words just within the sheet you're on.

    • Select Workbook to search all the sheets in your workbook.

    • Match Case will match your search results exactly to the casing of the query you typed.

    • Entire Cell Contents will search only for the exact word or phrase in your selected cell rather than suggesting words that contain your query.

    Shows the Find, Find and Replace, Sheet, Workbook, Case, and Entire Cell Contents options for Find in Excel for Android.

  1. To search your file for certain words or phrases, tap the Find Shows the Find icon in PowerPoint Mobile. icon in the upper-right corner.

  2. Enter a word or phrase you want to find in your document.

  3. Once you've entered your query, you'll see a numerical indicator in the search box of how many times that word or phrase occurs in your document or workbook.

    You can then use the arrows to scroll through where the found term occurs in your document.

    Shows the right and left arrows by the Find search box in PowerPoint Mobile.

  4. To get to more search options, tap the More Options Shows the More Options button in PowerPoint Mobile. icon to the left of the search box.

    • Find will simply find the word or phrase you're looking for in your document.

    • Select Replace if you want to find a word or phrase and replace it with a different word or phrase.

    • Match Case will match your search results exactly to the casing of the query you typed.

    • Whole Words will search only for the exact word you typed rather than suggesting words that contain your query.

    • Select Sounds like to find all words that sound similar to each other. (For example, it would find both caught and cot).

    Shows the Replace, Match Word, Match Case, and Sounds Like options for Find in Word for Android.

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