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How Do I Locate a Specific Word Used Five Years Ago In a Document?

I am looking for a particular paragraph I wrote in 2014. It contained a specific word which I wouldn’t have used elsewhere. But I don’t know how to search for it.
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Julia Cameron

Comments: 3 Responses to “How Do I Locate a Specific Word Used Five Years Ago In a Document?”

    3 months ago

    So do you mean you have the document open, and now you want to search inside it? Which app? Pages? If so, use Command+F (Edit, Find, Find) and type the work and hit Return.

    Julia Cameron
    3 months ago

    No, I can’t find the document, which is the problem. I wonder if there is a way of locating a single word, without knowing the name of the document it’s in. Thank you for your help.

    3 months ago

    Julia: Ah, OK. That wasn’t clear from your question. Spotlight does let you search for text in the content of your files. If you just do a normal Spotlight search (Command+Space, type the word) it should find the document if it is on your drive and s standard word processing document (TextEdit, Pages, Word, text, rtf, etc).

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