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Finding and replacing text can be helpful when editing your notes. 

OneNote doesn't currently support an automatic search and replace, but you can use instant search to find specific text, and then replace it manually using a keyboard shortcut.

  1. On a blank page, type the replacement text to use, or find it on a page. 

  2. Select the replacement text, and press Ctrl+C (⌘+C on Mac) to copy it to the clipboard.

  3. Press Ctrl+F (⌘+F on Mac) to find on page, or Ctrl+E (⌘ + Option + F on Mac) search all open notebooks.

  4. In the search box on the top left for Windows, top right for Mac, type the text to find.

  5. In Windows, you can select Pin Search Results at the bottom of the results list, or press Alt+O to pin the list. Mac is already pinned. 

  6. In the Search Results pane on the side of your window, select a search result (a text link next to a page icon) to jump to the page where OneNote has highlighted the text it has found.

  7. On the page, double-click or select each highlighted occurrence of the text, and press Ctrl+V (⌘  + V on Mac) to paste your replacement text over it.

    Note:  When you replace a word or phrase in a sentence, you might need to type a space after the new text is pasted.

  8. Repeat steps 6-7 for each additional page in the search results list.

Tip: If you've got a lot of replacements on a single page, copy your text to Word, find and replace the text, and then paste back into OneNote. 

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