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Pressing "Ctrl+F" would forward the message. Then, is there a keyboard shortcut for finding text in an email? (Think Adobe PDF Ctrl+F or Word Ctrl+F)

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

EDIT: To search within an e-mail, ALT+HFD will bring up the Find dialog without having to add it to the Quick Access Toolbar.

Back when I thought you were asking about searching through e-mail items in Outlook:

From your Inbox just hit Ctrl+E. This will focus the Instant Search box for searching the contents of e-mail. Alternately, Ctrl+Alt+A will focus the search box for Search All Mail Items.

Instant Search

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ALT+HFD or ALT+6 :-) – Kelbizzle Jan 28 '10 at 2:22

The F4 key will also bring up the Find and Replace dialog for searching in a message.

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The F4 key is the one you want.

It will find a particular word (or part of a word) within the text/body of an e-mail.

Every time you hit the Enter key after that, it will find the next word or part.

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While you have a message open. In the upper right hand is a "Find" button. Right click it and add to quick access toolbar. Then press ALT+6 or whatever number outlook has assigned to the button.

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Your answer is very succinct, and works great. Thanks! – sivabudh Jan 28 '10 at 2:20
Thanks. I had to google the word succinct. – Kelbizzle Jan 28 '10 at 2:54

There doesn't appear to be by default.

If you hover over the Find option the tooltip just reads:


Find text in the document

If you hover over the Replace option you get:

Replace (Ctrl+H)

Replace text in the document

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