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I need to search a document in Word 2003 containing jokes for duplicates.
The Find and Replace box has to be typed. Can I construct a query that uses
the ability to highlight text instead?
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Default Find duplicate text using copy and paste, not Find and Replace

On Thu, 27 Dec 2007 04:56:00 -0800, aljulong
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I need to search a document in Word 2003 containing jokes for duplicates.
The Find and Replace box has to be typed. Can I construct a query that uses
the ability to highlight text instead?


The Find (and Replace, if you want to delete any duplicates) does _not_ "have to
be typed". Select (in your terms, "highlight", although Word uses that term for
a different feature) the first piece of text and copy it to the clipboard. Open
the Find/Replace dialog and press Ctrl+V to paste it into the Find What box.
(There is a limit to how much can be pasted, I think 255 characters.) Click the
Find Next button.

Beyond that, it would be possible to write a macro to search for additional
copies of whatever is selected, but it wouldn't be much more convenient than the
three-step procedure above.

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