How to Create a Searchable Word Document

By Chad Buleen

One of the advantages of Word documents is that they are searchable, meaning once you create the document, it is automatically searchable. To perform a search on a Word document, only a small amount of extra work is required by the searcher.

Double-click the "Word" icon on your desktop or "Start" menu to open Word.

Click "File" and select "New."

Click "Blank Document" under "Available Templates."

Click "Create."

Type the desired text on the page. Press "Ctrl" and "S" to save the document after you finish typing the text.

Press the "Ctrl" and "F" keys to open the "Find" box.

Type the term or terms for which you want to search into the "Find" box and press "Enter." Word will highlight the term or terms that you searched.