You can use the below mentioned steps to search a word in a Word document - Step 1: Press the Ctrl+F key or go to Home Tab on the ribbon and click on the Find option. Note: For the older versions of Microsoft Word, go to File -> File Search. Step 2: A search Navigation pane appears on the screen. Type the word in the search box that you want to search in the document. Step 3: The screenshot shows that the search word is highlighted in the main Word document. Setting Advanced Search Features. 1.