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Hi,

I would like to be able to highlight numbers within a numbered list that
a) follow the word 'point' and
b) are higher than the number in the numbered list

e.g.

4. In accordance with point 3, this is ok.


[In this instance '3' doesn't need to be highlighted, as it is lower than 4]

5. In accordance with point 6, this is not ok.
[In this instance '6' should be highlighted, as it is higher than 5]

Is there a way to do this using a macro in Word? I've been searching and couldn't find a way to do it.
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This is an interesting question and a macro could most likely be created but it would get very complex in a hurry. For instance, your post begins with point a & b which immediately raises the possibility of the same in your content. Also can a list be 1.1, 1.2, 2, 3, 3.1, 3.2 or 1a, 1b etc. What if an author says 'item 3' or 'clause 3' or 'point 3 of clause 27.2'?

Are your lists always using only arabic numerals and only ever contain one number stream? Is the key word ALWAYS the same and ALWAYS only referring to points in the same list?

To get you started, you can get the current value of the list element with
Selection.Range.ListFormat.ListString
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Hi, yes in this particular case, the key word is always the same and just referring to points in the same list. It is also the case that it just refers to Arabic numerals and that they just follow a 1. , 2., 3. format (no sub-clauses etc.).

For the a) and b), this was just a stylistic preference of mine, and is not included in the content itself.
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Perhaps:
Code:
Sub Demo()
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
With ActiveDocument.Range
  With .Find
    .ClearFormatting
    .Replacement.ClearFormatting
    .Text = "point [0-9]@>"
    .Replacement.Text = ""
    .Forward = True
    .Wrap = wdFindStop
    .Format = False
    .MatchWildcards = True
    .Execute
  End With
  Do While .Find.Found
    .Start = .Words.First.End
    If .Text > .Paragraphs.First.Range.ListFormat.ListString Then
      .HighlightColorIndex = wdBrightGreen
    End If
    .Collapse wdCollapseEnd
    .Find.Execute
  Loop
End With
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
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