How to Find and Replace Text With Images in Microsoft Word

MakeUseOf | 6/14/2018 | Saikat Basu
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There may be certain situations when you need to replace text with a graphic or image. Microsoft Word doesn’t have a Find and Replace search box for text, but there is a workaround you can use, and it involves the Clipboard.

You can use this process to replace a specific placeholder text with an image. This image insertion trick can be used to insert repetitive icons in a large document too. For instance, you may want to complete the content first and then insert the same image at specific places in the document.

Word - Document - Placeholder - Text - ImageFile

Open a Word document and insert a placeholder text (e.g. ImageFile) if it is not present. Enter it where you want to insert the graphic or other element.

Copy the image you want to insert to the Clipboard.

Press - Ctrl - + - H - Replace

Press Ctrl + H to display the Replace tab in the Find And...
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