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Old 08-15-2013, 09:26 AM
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I am trying to permanently highlight words found by using Find. As most will know, the search highlights the words found, but highlights disappear as soon as you click on any text.



I have tried several guides but none of them seem to work. They all revolve around doing a search with reading highlight on then doing a replace with Format=Highlight selected - or some such variation. No go

Can anyone help? If you can, could you spell it out in simple steps?

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Old 08-15-2013, 10:04 AM
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Partially fixed this in that when using replace, if you click in the box that actually has the replacement word in it, you can then choose a range of formatting options as described in various guides.

However, any option to highlight the words does NOT work. But you can have the word appear in a different font, colour or underlined etc. This is fine for me but weird it won't highlight the words.....
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:07 AM
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Anyone help with how to mark thread as SOLVED?

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Old 08-16-2013, 12:54 AM
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Try this:
  1. Define a character style to use as a highlight
  2. Open the Find and replace dialogue (Ctrl+H) and go to the Replace tab
  3. Put your search term in the Find what and the Replace with boxes
  4. With the cursor in the Replace with box, select Format > Style from the pull-down in the Replace group
  5. Select your new character style from the list and click [OK]
  6. Click [Replace All]
This works a) for me; b) with Word 2010
YMMD :-}
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:29 AM
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Thanks for this tip. I have been using a change of colour for the font which works OK but this looks a better solution.

Well done!
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