On a PC, you can instantly find any specific text that is found in a document using Ctrl-F (Command-F on a Mac). This will work for webpages, Word files, pdfs, and any other document with text (note: will not work for image files such as jpg, png, etc.). This step by step tutorial will show you how to use it.

Step 1. Let us use the Application Note Compound List as an example. You can Click Here to open the Compound List webpage to follow along. You will see a page like this:

Step 2. The list is quite long and it can take an unnecessary amount of time to look for a particular compound. Suppose you are looking for meloxicam. Instead of scrolling down to the M’s and looking around, press Ctrl and F at the same time. A search box will appear. Type “meloxicam” in this box.

Step 3. All text containing meloxicam will be found. If your search retrieves multiple instances, try entering an entire phrase to narrow it down or simply look through the searches one by one using “Previous” or Next” until you find the one you want.


 

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