How to search in multiple Microsoft Word documents
Finding text in a single MS Word document is a pretty simple task – just press Ctrl+F and search. However, if you wold like to search in multiple documents, the task is not easy. For example, you may need to search all files in a folder, and subfolders as well.
You should have a special software in order to be able to do the task. Programs which can search text in many MS Word files are very few. The reason is that the MS Word file format is very complex and difficult to be read up from any software.
Is there any simple and free program, able to do that?
Programs searching in MS Word files
One of the most suitable programs, able to search in all MS Word documents in a folder, is SeekFast. It is free if you search up to 20 files. With SeekFast the search is easy, fast and convenient. Select a folder, enter search words and get search results in a second.
You can view how the program works in this simple video:
With SeekFast you can search not only MS Word (doc, docx) but also Excel files, PowerPoint files, PDF files, OpenOffice files, RTF files, or simple text files.
Like Google, SeekFast shows you the most relevant results on the top. SeekFast uses powerful technology for sorting, that produces results similar to what you would get from Google on the net.
You can open the corresponding file with one click. If you want to view only the text, you can click on the phrase and see the text surrounding it. This allows you to make a quick overview of the text in files.
SeekFast is available in two versions – Free and Full version. The only difference between the Free and Full versions is the number of files you can search at once – in the free version you can search up to 20 files, while in the paid version – up to 7000 files.