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Old 02-27-2012, 12:46 PM
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I have a 135-page document that is a stage play. I need to change all of the character's names, which are left-justified, to centered. But, I don't want the dialogue below to be centered. Is there a way to use find/replace or a macro to automate this process? The alternative is to click each character name and then center it, and then click the next one. VERY labor intensive. Here is an example:

What I have now:

BOB
Hello, Fred. How are you?

FRED
I'm fine, Bob.

What I want:

BOB


Hello, Fred. How are you?

FRED
I'm fine, Bob.
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Hi James,

If the the actor name paragraphs were in a different paragraph Style than their words, it'd simply be a matter of changing the Style definitions.

What you can do, though, is to take a given actor's centred paragraph (eg BOBÂ), copy it to the Windows clipboard, then use Find/Replace, where:
Find = BOB^p
Replace = ^c
and this will replace all existing BOB paragraphs with centred ones.
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That worked! Thanks for the help. What could have taken hours can now be done in minutes.
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