Find/Replace


D

Debbie

I have two questions:

1. Is there a way to find a word and replace it with a highlighted word?

or

2. when looking for a word is there a way to save with the found word
highlighted within the document?

Some of my work requires that I search documents for a word or phrase that
will need to be replaced at some point, but the editor needs to see where
this word or phrase is within the document on a printed page.
 
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Greg Maxey

Open the Replace dialog (CTRL+h).

Type the word you want to find in the find what box
Type the word you want to find in the replace with box. With focus still in
replace with box, click More>Format>Highlight.
Click replace all.

--
Greg Maxey

See my web site http://gregmaxey.mvps.org
for an eclectic collection of Word Tips.

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong
man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The
credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and
sweat and blood, who strives valiantly...who knows the great enthusiasms,
the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best
knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if
he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never
be with those cold and timid souls who have never known neither victory nor
defeat." - TR
 
P

Peter T. Daniels

Instead of just Find, use Find/Replace (Ctrl-H). Don't type anything
in the Replace box, but go to More > Format > Highlight. You could
then Replace All to get each occurrence of the word highlighted, or
you could keep pressing Find until you come to the one(s) you want to
highlight.
 
D

Debbie

I've done as instructed, but need to keep the highlight on for printing
purposes. I just tried going through to replace/highlight, but the highlight
turns off when I go to the next word. What I'm trying to do is to find the
word and then replace with the same word highlighted and then print the
document with that particular word or phrase highlighted.
 
D

Debbie

I've done as instructed, but need to keep the highlight on for printing
purposes. I just tried going through to replace/highlight, but the highlight
turns off when I go to the next word. What I'm trying to do is to find the
word and then replace with the same word highlighted and then print the
document with that particular word or phrase highlighted.
 
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S

Suzanne S. Barnhill

You don't need to replace it with the word highlighted; you just need to
apply the format to the found text. Two people have told you how to do that.
Are you actually going through More | Format | Highlight? Or are you
confusing highlighting with selecting?

Another approach (though less efficient) is to use "Highlight all items
found" (available in the Find dialog only), which just selects them, and
then use the Highlight button to apply the highlight.

If the highlight is not printing, then make sure you have "Highlight"
checked on the View tab in Tools | Options.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
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