Question from Keith D.: Rick, I write rather lengthy documents in Microsoft Word on a regular basis, and I often go back and manually change the formatting of every instance of certain words or phrases (i.e. font color, italics, bold, etc.) to make them stand out from the rest of the text.
It would save me a ton of time if there was a way to change the formatting of every instance of a word or phrase at once. Is there a way to do that?
Rick’s answer: There sure is Keith, and it’s a fairly simple process:
1 – With your document open and displayed on the screen, press the Ctrl+H key combination to open the “Find and Replace” utility.
2 – Type the word or phrase you wish to change the formatting for into the box labeled “Find what”.
3 – Type the word or phrase again into the “Replace with” box.
4 – Click More>Format>Font and select the formatting you want.
5 – Click Replace all to complete the changes. If you made a mistake you can simply “Undo” the change and try again.
That’s all there is to it Keith. I hope this helps!
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