How do I set the default search direction in Word's Find and Replace from
all? I really hate how "helpful" Word is by asking me constantly if I want to search the rest of the document.
I believe I uncovered the answer while messing around with the dialog. At first I was going to post that the Find dialog appears to always open with
As I was testing some alternatives I found the dialog opened with
This appears to be tied to whether or not I had a word selected in the text. So when no word was selected I could open
You can easily change it from there but this appears to be MS trying to 'help' as you point out.