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Old 08-06-2013, 11:57 PM
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Hi guys

I want to bolt or undeline a specific word that appears at multiple instances throughout a MS word document.

How do I do this without scanning through the entire document and doing multiple highlights?

Any suggestions would be grateful.



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It is called Replace. Ctrl-H

Click on the More button.

Type your word into both the find and replace fields.

Click in the Replace field and under the Format button/menu, select character.

Select Bold or Underline (or both) and OK
These should now appear under the Replace field.

Click the button to Replace all.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:49 PM
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Around the edge, underlining is generally reserved for hyperlinks these days.
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:29 PM
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It is called Replace. Ctrl-H

Click on the More button.

Type your word into both the find and replace fields.

Click in the Replace field and under the Format button/menu, select character.

Select Bold or Underline (or both) and OK
These should now appear under the Replace field.

Click the button to Replace all.
Thx a lot Charles

I also found that there is a small trick easy to be overlooked.

Everything went fine until the final step I click the "Replace all" button.

It returns a message saying "word has finished searching the whole document and replace '0' item."

Then, I checked the items in the "Find and Replace" dialogue window again, and I noticed that at the 1st time I selected the formats(bolt & underline) for the output item, word also apply these formats to the item in the search box. That's why it could not search the word being replaced.

I had to go back and click the search box and used the "formatting" again to undo those changes before it could find and replace the item with new formats.
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