Using Search and Replace for first time

I am reluctant to ask about such a basic function as this one, but after googling “how to” I’ve discovered that it may NOT be all that simple – at least in Version 2.7 which I’m using. So, can someone advise how I go about changing a person’s name throughout by work in progress?

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To your question, make a backup first and you should be fine. Just remember that replacing “Robert Jones” will leave Bob, Robert, and Mr. Jones unchanged.