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Old 05-01-2021, 04:00 PM
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I have a paragraph



MESSAGE: What Storm Goers Need to Know

Between the "MESSAGE:" and the What is a tab character, but I would like to replace that tab character with two spaces.

This is the macro I found to find the paragraph that starts with MESSAGE, just not sure how to replace the tab character with two spaces.

Note: I added the With ORng.Find part to see if that would work. Apparently not.

Code:
Sub CleanUp()
    Dim oRng As Word.Range: Set oRng = ActiveDocument.Range
    With oRng.Find
            .Text = "MESSAGE:"
        While .Execute
            With oRng.Paragraphs(1).Range
                With oRng.Find
                    .Text = "^t"
                    .Replacement.Text = "  "
                End With
                    oRng.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
            End With
        Wend
    End With
End Sub
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Old 05-01-2021, 06:24 PM
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You are overthinking this as it doesn't need an inner search unless you want to replace every tab in that paragraph.
Code:
Sub CleanUp()
    Dim oRng As Word.Range
    Set oRng = ActiveDocument.Range
    With oRng.Find
        .ClearFormatting
        .Text = "MESSAGE:^t"
        .Replacement.Text = "Message:  "
        .Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
    End With
End Sub
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Old 05-01-2021, 06:53 PM
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Thanks Andrew. That makes so much more sense.
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Old 05-01-2021, 07:49 PM
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Hi Andrew,

I added an array to attack more than one word, but also need to reset the left indent. Can't seem to find the right syntax.

This works for the array, but not the left indent.

Code:
Sub ReplaceWords()
    Dim MyList As Variant: MyList = Array("MESSAGE:", "SCRIPTURE:")
    Dim oRng As Word.Range: Set oRng = ActiveDocument.Range
    Dim i As Integer
    For i = 0 To UBound(MyList)
        With oRng.Find
            .ClearFormatting
            .Text = MyList(i) & vbTab
            .Replacement.Text = MyList(i) & "  "
            .Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
'            .ParagraphFormat.LeftIndent = InchesToPoints(0)
        End With
    Next i
End Sub
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Firstly, there is a commonality there so you could search for "E:^t"
Secondly, you can replace formatting with a find but if you do, the actual text replacement doesn't happen at the same time. So I would do it with a pair of replacements - first just doing the formatting change, second doing the text change.
Code:
Sub CleanUp()
  Dim oRng As Word.Range
  Set oRng = ActiveDocument.Range
  With oRng.Find
    .ClearFormatting
    .Replacement.ClearFormatting
    .MatchCase = True
    .Text = "E:^t"
    .Replacement.ParagraphFormat.LeftIndent = InchesToPoints(0)
    .Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
    .Replacement.ClearFormatting
    .Replacement.Text = "E:  "
    .Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
  End With
End Sub
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This works for me:
Code:
Sub CleanUp()
With ActiveDocument.Range.Find
  .ClearFormatting
  .Text = "([MR][EI][PS][ST][AU][GR]E:)[^t^s ]@<"
  .Replacement.Text = "\1  "
  .Replacement.ParagraphFormat.LeftIndent = 0
  .Format = True
  .Forward = True
  .Wrap = wdFindContinue
  .MatchWildcards = True
  .Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
End With
End Sub
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Thank you both. These work great.
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