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Old 02-24-2017, 11:11 AM
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I'm in Word 2010. When you use the search feature, it highlights your search field (in this case a single word) throughout the document.



This is handy, but when you make any change, the highlights all disappear until you do the search once again.

What I want to do is search for each instance of a word and have it highlight them all, and then make them remain highlighted.

If possible I would like to do then go through again and find another word and have it remain highlighted.

This way I can go through the document line by line and see all the highlighted words and make changes as necessary.

Is this possible?

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Yes, and no.
You can use shading instead of highlighting. That is permanent formatting.
Instead of just find, use the Replace feature (Ctrl+H).

Put the word or phrase being found in the find box and the same word in the Replace With box but click on the More button and then Formatting > Borders and Shading. Pick a shading color. Replace All.

Do the same with other find targets. If you want to clean this up you can try to find that shade (with no text) and replace with no shade and no text.
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Thanks Charles!

Looks like there is a "highlight" option in the more/format section, so that seems to work by adding the highlight.

Should be easy to remove them all at the end with a simple Cntrl-A and selecting no highlight.
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Thanks Charles!

Looks like there is a "highlight" option in the more/format section, so that seems to work by adding the highlight.

Should be easy to remove them all at the end with a simple Cntrl-A and selecting no highlight.
You are correct. The Highlight selection does not let you choose the color, it will be whatever Word has selected for highlighting on the Home tab at the time.

This means you can choose different colors for different terms if you want, but are limited to the choices available for ordinary highlighting. The default color is yellow.

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