Find.Forward property (Word)

True if the find operation searches forward through the document. Read/write Boolean.


expression. Forward

expression A variable that represents a 'Find' object.


False causes a Word find operation to search backward through the document.


This example replaces the next occurrence of the word "hi" in the selection with "hello."

With Selection.Find 
 .Forward = True 
 .Text = "hi" 
 .Replacement.Text = "hello" 
 .Execute Replace:=wdReplaceOne 
End With

The following example searches backward through the document for the word "Microsoft." If the word is found, it is automatically selected.

Selection.Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseStart 
With Selection.Find 
 .Forward = False 
 .MatchWholeWord = True 
 .MatchCase = False 
 .Wrap = wdFindContinue 
 .Execute FindText:="Microsoft" 
End With

See also

Find Object

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