outlook search wont work

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outlook i have big email chain

i need to search on word called "xyz"

control F do not work which opens new email window,
how to do basic search in outlook which seems very complicated there

please advise
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Ardhendu SarangiSr. Project Manager

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Hi,

Control F is the shortcut key for Fowarding an email.

just use 'F3' key to search.
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Also, open Outlook and in recent versions the search bar is top right of the list of emails. Enter term and Search.
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just use 'F3' key to search.
looks like  it is searching on current folder including the email that i opened.

Is there short cut to search on current email i opened alone not all bunch of emails in folder

please advise
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Searching just a current email is not part of the Outlook Search Options, so there is not way to constrain search to a single email.

If you need to search a single email, open it and press F4.  That opens a Word-like search to search through the email. That works just fine here.

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