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Old 10-09-2017, 09:03 AM
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Hi macropod,



Incredible thank you for this macro!!! I only discovered macros today and your initial macro works incredibly well for my purpose (highlighting the specific mentions of companies that I need to check for and report).

Only since I have roughly 250 company names to check for in a single word doc, I exceed the StrFnd line symbol limit and the macro skips the preceding lines (connecting with " _ " didn't work of course).

Is there a way to fix that (without having 3 separate macros)? I looked into your suggestion to have data pulled from excel sheet (https://www.msofficeforums.com/word-...d-replace.html), but since it's my very first macro, can't see how to work it into your original HiLightList macro.

Thank you for sparking my interested in VBA and macros!

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Only since I have roughly 250 company names to check for in a single word doc, I exceed the StrFnd line symbol limit and the macro skips the preceding lines (connecting with " _ " didn't work of course).

Is there a way to fix that (without having 3 separate macros)?
You could use:
Code:
StrFnd = "dog|cat|pig|horse|man|" & _
  "dogs|cats|pigs|horses|men"
or:
Code:
StrFnd = "dog|cat|pig|horse|man|"
StrFnd = StrFnd & "dogs|cats|pigs|horses|men"
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I looked into your suggestion to have data pulled from excel sheet (https://www.msofficeforums.com/word-...d-replace.html), but since it's my very first macro, can't see how to work it into your original HiLightList macro.
The macro there would work just as well, with just the few minor mods needed to implement highlighting instead of text replacement.
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:35 AM
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Fantastic! Thank you for such a prompt response and all your help!
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Hey Macropod,

Thank you for this amazing code, it has saved me hours of work.

I know it has been a while since your last response, but the code doesn't seem to identify words that are in headers, footers, and text boxes.

I found that word documents are broken down into 17 stories.
Mastering VBA for Microsoft Office 2013 - Richard Mansfield - Google Books

What changes can be made in order for the macro to catch words in some or all of the stories?

Thanks,
Ariana
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That's because the code was written only to process content in the document body. To process content in all StoryRanges, see, for example:
https://www.msofficeforums.com/90012-post4.html
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Thank you very much!
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Thx for providing the macro and continued support. I've been looking to do this for a long time. The macro is just what I needed.
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