by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 14, 2021)
David has a number of Word documents where the essential words have been highlighted using the yellow "text highlight color." What he needs to do is replace all the highlighted words with an underlined version of the same word with a font size change and also remove the highlight color, all at the same time. David wonders if there is a way to accomplish this task.
Yes, the Find and Replace feature in Word is powerful enough to do this all in a single pass. Before doing so, however, you may want to save your document just in case something goes wrong during the replacing operation. Once that is done, here are the steps you need to follow:
Figure 1. The Replace tab of the expanded Find and Replace dialog box.
There is a variation on the above steps that you can also use, if desired:
Note that it is important to do step 9 last, as clearing the highlighting "unselects" all the words that were selected in step 6. Interestingly, doing the other formatting changes (step 8) doesn't unselect the words.
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