Find and replace words in a Paper doc

Updated Nov 27, 2023

You can find every time a specific word or phrase was written in a Paper doc by using the keyboard shortcut. You can then replace that word or phrase with a different word or phrase once, or throughout the entire doc.

To find a specific word or phrase in your Paper doc:

  1. Type control-F (Windows) or command-F (Mac).
  2. Type the word or phrase into the search bar.

To replace that word with a different word once, or throughout the entire doc: 

  1. Click the “” (ellipsis) to the right of the search bar.
  2. Type the new word or phrase under Replace with.
  3. Click Replace or Replace all.
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Tip: If you’re familiar with regular expressions, you can check the box next to Regular expressions to use them in your search. Regular expressions allow you to conduct a more specific search of your document.

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