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Old October 4th, 2008, 10:10 PM
shikaku shikaku is offline
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Default Find and replace formatting

Is there a way to run a find and replace command on a type of formatting rather than a word string? I need to change all underlines in a 100 page document to italics--and there are hundreds of them!

Thanks,
s.
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Old October 4th, 2008, 11:10 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
Ben M. Schorr - MVP (OneNote)
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Default Find and replace formatting

You didn't specify what version of Word you're using. In Word 2007
click "Replace" on the Ribbon, click the "More" button to see the add'l
options, then at the bottom left click "Format" to select the formatting
option you wish to replace.

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"shikaku" wrote in message
:

Is there a way to run a find and replace command on a type of formatting
rather than a word string? I need to change all underlines in a 100
page document to italics--and there are hundreds of them!

Thanks,
s.




--
shikaku


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Old October 5th, 2008, 05:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default Find and replace formatting

In the "Find what" box, press Ctrl+U; you will see the words "Format:
Underline" under the box.

In the "Replace with" box, press Ctrl+U twice, then Ctrl+I; you will see
"Format: Font: Italic, No underline."

Replace All.

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Words into Type
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"shikaku" wrote in message
...

Is there a way to run a find and replace command on a type of formatting
rather than a word string? I need to change all underlines in a 100
page document to italics--and there are hundreds of them!

Thanks,
s.




--
shikaku



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Old October 5th, 2008, 09:03 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
Herb Tyson [MVP]
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Default Find and replace formatting

....and you did press Ctrl+U twice for the Replace with: box, right? So that
it explicitly says "No underline"?

When I follow Suzanne's directions exactly, I get precisely the results
you're looking for.

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"shikaku" wrote in message
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Suzanne S. Barnhill;3000408 Wrote:
In the "Find what" box, press Ctrl+U; you will see the words "Format:
Underline" under the box.

In the "Replace with" box, press Ctrl+U twice, then Ctrl+I; you will
see
"Format: Font: Italic, No underline."

Replace All.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"shikaku" wrote in message
...-

Is there a way to run a find and replace command on a type of
formatting
rather than a word string? I need to change all underlines in a 100
page document to italics--and there are hundreds of them!

Thanks,
s.




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shikaku
-I should have specified that I'm using Word 2003. I did figure out how

to expand the find and replace menu to include formatting, and set it
up to find underline and replace with italic. However, all it will do
is *add* italics to the underlined passages. It does not remove the
underline.

s.




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Old October 5th, 2008, 09:53 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default Find and replace formatting

I also am using Word 2003. For what I describe, it is not necessary to
expand the dialog and use the Format button. Like Terry, I have to wonder if
you took on board that you have to press Ctrl+U *twice* to get "No
underline."

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"shikaku" wrote in message
...

Suzanne S. Barnhill;3000408 Wrote:
In the "Find what" box, press Ctrl+U; you will see the words "Format:
Underline" under the box.

In the "Replace with" box, press Ctrl+U twice, then Ctrl+I; you will
see
"Format: Font: Italic, No underline."

Replace All.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"shikaku" wrote in message
...-

Is there a way to run a find and replace command on a type of
formatting
rather than a word string? I need to change all underlines in a 100
page document to italics--and there are hundreds of them!

Thanks,
s.




--
shikaku
-I should have specified that I'm using Word 2003. I did figure out how

to expand the find and replace menu to include formatting, and set it
up to find underline and replace with italic. However, all it will do
is *add* italics to the underlined passages. It does not remove the
underline.

s.




--
shikaku



  #6  
Old October 5th, 2008, 10:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
Herb Tyson [MVP]
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Default Find and replace formatting

If the user insists upon using the full dialog rather than the much simpler
shortcut keys, then they need to set Underline style: (in the Find Fond
dialog) to (none) to achieve the "No underline" setting for the Replace with
textbox.


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Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
I also am using Word 2003. For what I describe, it is not necessary to
expand the dialog and use the Format button. Like Terry, I have to wonder
if you took on board that you have to press Ctrl+U *twice* to get "No
underline."

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"shikaku" wrote in message
...

Suzanne S. Barnhill;3000408 Wrote:
In the "Find what" box, press Ctrl+U; you will see the words "Format:
Underline" under the box.

In the "Replace with" box, press Ctrl+U twice, then Ctrl+I; you will
see
"Format: Font: Italic, No underline."

Replace All.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"shikaku" wrote in message
...-

Is there a way to run a find and replace command on a type of
formatting
rather than a word string? I need to change all underlines in a 100
page document to italics--and there are hundreds of them!

Thanks,
s.




--
shikaku
-I should have specified that I'm using Word 2003. I did figure out how

to expand the find and replace menu to include formatting, and set it
up to find underline and replace with italic. However, all it will do
is *add* italics to the underlined passages. It does not remove the
underline.

s.




--
shikaku




  #7  
Old October 6th, 2008, 12:48 AM
shikaku shikaku is offline
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Suzanne S. Barnhill View Post
In the "Find what" box, press Ctrl+U; you will see the words "Format:
Underline" under the box.

In the "Replace with" box, press Ctrl+U twice, then Ctrl+I; you will see
"Format: Font: Italic, No underline."

Replace All.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"shikaku" wrote in message
...

Is there a way to run a find and replace command on a type of formatting
rather than a word string? I need to change all underlines in a 100
page document to italics--and there are hundreds of them!

Thanks,
s.




--
shikaku
I should have specified that I'm using Word 2003. I did figure out how to expand the find and replace menu to include formatting, and set it up to find underline and replace with italic. However, all it will do is *add* italics to the underlined passages. It does not remove the underline.

s.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 07:47 PM
shikaku shikaku is offline
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Herb Tyson [MVP] View Post
If the user insists upon using the full dialog rather than the much simpler
shortcut keys, then they need to set Underline style: (in the Find Fond
dialog) to (none) to achieve the "No underline" setting for the Replace with
textbox.


--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
I also am using Word 2003. For what I describe, it is not necessary to
expand the dialog and use the Format button. Like Terry, I have to wonder
if you took on board that you have to press Ctrl+U *twice* to get "No
underline."

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"shikaku"
wrote in message
...

Suzanne S. Barnhill;3000408 Wrote:
In the "Find what" box, press Ctrl+U; you will see the words "Format:
Underline" under the box.

In the "Replace with" box, press Ctrl+U twice, then Ctrl+I; you will
see
"Format: Font: Italic, No underline."

Replace All.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"shikaku"
wrote in message
...-

Is there a way to run a find and replace command on a type of
formatting
rather than a word string? I need to change all underlines in a 100
page document to italics--and there are hundreds of them!

Thanks,
s.




--
shikaku
-I should have specified that I'm using Word 2003. I did figure out how

to expand the find and replace menu to include formatting, and set it
up to find underline and replace with italic. However, all it will do
is *add* italics to the underlined passages. It does not remove the
underline.

s.




--
shikaku


I finally got it!! Thanks to all of you.

s.
 




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