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Change Microsoft Word 2013 Search Provider to Google

Logo_Microsoft_Word_2013You probably don't know this but Microsoft Word’s context menu has a menu item that most people have probably seen but don’t use and that's the ability to search for a selection using Microsoft's Bing search engine. You can make this feature even more useful by changing it to search via Google instead. Follow the steps below to change Bing to Google within Microsoft Word 2013:  

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Step 1: Click on Start and type in “regedit” to get into the registry of the machine then hit enter to open it up.

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Step 2: As always, you will get the User Account Control, so click on “Yes

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Step 3: The Registry Editor will open

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Step 4: Navigate to the following – HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Office | 15.0 | Common | General

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Step 5: Create a new string with the “Value Name: SearchProviderName” and the “Value data: Google

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Step 6: Create another string with the “Value Name: SearchProviderURI” and “Value data: http://www.google.com/search?q=

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Step 7: Restart your Microsoft Word application and that’s it. You are now able to search with Google.

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