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Word 2010 - Find and Replace in Multiple Documents

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We have recently upgraded our company from Office 2003 to Office 2010. In Word 2003 you had the ability to open multiple documents, start a Find and Replace and switch windows in Word to execute the Find and Replace in multiple documents. Currently our Word 2010 does not have the same function. You can only use the Find and Replace in the document you opened it from. To Find and Replace in other open documents you need to close the Find and Replace and execute it in each document. Is this behavior by default?

Funny thing is; for remote support we use PCAnywhere. When we remote into a PC we then have the ability to execute a Find and Replace and switch windows between Word documents and Find and Replace will work as it did in Word 2003.

Any input on how to use Find and Replace with multiple Word documents. This behavior is typical with the 100 installs we have.
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by:GrahamSkan
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It works OK for 2007, and I doubt that 2010 is supposed to be any different in that respect.

It rather sounds as if the Word deployment source has a problem.
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Anuradha Goli earned 2000 total points
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You find the same in word 2010 as well
selet ctrl+G and select find tab ,you can see find replace to do same in multiple documents
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by:fmauri
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If I use the Ctrl+G I am able to Find and Replace in multiple documents. If I select Replace on the Home Ribbon it does not work the same and I am unable to search in multiple documents. Maybe an issue with my normal.dotm. I'll delete it and retry using the Replace selection from the ribbon.
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by:fmauri
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The issue must be caused by an add-in. I started Word in Safe Mode and it works fine. Until I find the add-in causing the issue I'll use Ctrl+G.

Thanks
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