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How to Find and Replace Images in a Word Document

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Here’s a technique that might come in handy if you’re working on a large Word document with a lot of images. You’ll learn how to find all of the images within a Word document and replace those images with a new one.

Where this type of technique might be really useful is when you’re editing a document and need to ensure consistent branding throughout—for instance, when updating a company manual with a new logo.

A quick word about the limitations of this technique: When you do this, it will replace all the images in your document. You won’t have the benefit of picking and choosing which ones you want to replace, so it’s most effective when you only have one repeating image throughout, and you need to replace it with a new one.

  1. In a Word document, insert your new image that you want to replace existing ones with at the top of the document. Highlight it, and hit Command + C if you’re on a Mac or Ctrl + C if you’re in Windows to copy the image. Now, delete it.
  2. Next, head to the Edit menu, scroll down to Find, and then select Replace. This sidebar will open up here.  You’re going to enter ^g in the “search document” box and then enter ^c in the replace with box. Then hit Replace All and all of the images will be replaced. As you scroll down, you can see that all images are now the same.

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