If escaping the Search Dialogue in MS Word takes you away from the results
There is a feature in Word that may annoy a lot!
After you find what you was searching for with the Finder, you hit escape to start working on the page with the results you just found, but, instead of that, Word brings you back to the point where your cursor was in the beginning, before you started to search!
To avoid moving away from the Search result you are interested in, do not hit escape immediately, first hit Enter and then Escape.
If you press Enter, Word won’t change page, with the Escape now passing focus to the search result you was viewing when you pressed Enter.