Tip: 20 Helpful Search Strings for Finding Special Characters in Word
Searching in Word is not limited to letters, numbers, and other symbols. You might need to search for line-ending codes—for instance, to eliminate repeated line breaks or to find an occurrence of text that is at the end of a paragraph.
Here are 20 character strings you can enter in the search box to find special characters and other items.
|Search String||Searches For|
|^l (lowercase L)||Manual line break|
|^m||Manual page break|
|^w||White space (space or tab)|
|^=||En dash (–)|
|^+||Em dash (—)|
|^%||Section symbol (§)|
|^v||Paragraph symbol (¶)|