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Old 09-28-2019, 10:57 PM
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Friends: I need help with a macro that will search many separate words in a doc and highlight them all at end of search. Color of highlighting could be an option,too. Variations in tense/ forms would be added feature. Regards,
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Old 09-29-2019, 12:27 AM
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How many words? One approach is to use a pair of arrays to hold the words and the colours associated with those words. e.g.

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Sub Macro1()
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Dim vFindText As Variant
Dim vColor As Variant
Dim i As Long
    vFindText = Array("Lorem", "ipsum", "amet") 'The word list
    vColor = Array(wdYellow, wdTurquoise, wdBrightGreen) 'The same number of items in this list as in the word list
    For i = 0 To UBound(vFindText)
        Options.DefaultHighlightColorIndex = vColor(i)
        With Selection
            .HomeKey wdStory
            With .Find
                .ClearFormatting
                .Replacement.ClearFormatting
                .Text = vFindText(i)
                .Replacement.Text = "^&"
                .Replacement.Highlight = True
                .Forward = True
                .Wrap = wdFindContinue
                .Format = True
                .MatchCase = False
                .MatchWholeWord = False
                .MatchKashida = False
                .MatchDiacritics = False
                .MatchAlefHamza = False
                .MatchControl = False
                .MatchWildcards = False
                .MatchSoundsLike = False
                .MatchAllWordForms = False
                .Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
            End With
        End With
    Next i
End Sub
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Sir, Thank you. My problem is this: I wish to find & highlight ALL of the words ( say around 10 words) in ONE GO. Color of highlight is not an issue, though it helps. If variants are possible ( like eat=eats,eating, eaten; eat treated as part word) it'll be additional help. If wildcard is a possibility then even better. I intend using this macro to locate most number of such words available in a word doc. Macro should PROMPT for keying in words to be searched as an array. Words searched will be different every time the Macro is used. EOF can be, say, ENTER. I am using WIN10. Highlight to stay till doc is closed. Input shall be case INsensitive. Please give me a working and complete macro which can directly be used. Though I can understand I have not tried writing programs myself.
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You cannot highlight them all i one pass. The best that you can do is what I have suggested. You can set whatever options you want in the code, just as you would with the Replace function
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