Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Noting Table Rows Containing a Character.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 28, 2018)
Sub HilightRows() Dim TargetText1 As String Dim TargetText As String Dim oRow As Row Dim iCol As Integer 'initialize the target characters to find TargetText = "(" TargetText1 = ")" 'Make sure we're in a table If Selection.Information(wdWithInTable) Then 'Clear all the old shading Selection.Tables(1).Shading.BackgroundPatternColor = wdColorWhite 'do all the rows For Each oRow In Selection.Tables(1).Rows If InStr(oRow.Range.Text, TargetText) > 0 Then _ oRow.Shading.BackgroundPatternColor = wdColorYellow If InStr(oRow.Range.Text, TargetText1) > 0 Then _ oRow.Shading.BackgroundPatternColor = wdColorYellow Next oRow End If End Sub
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (11435) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Noting Table Rows Containing a Character.
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