Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
shikaku[_2_] shikaku[_2_] is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1
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.




--
shikaku
  #2   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
Ben M. Schorr - MVP (OneNote) Ben M. Schorr - MVP (OneNote) is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 104
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.

--
-Ben-
Ben M. Schorr, MVP
Roland Schorr & Tower
http://www.rolandschorr.com
http://www.officeforlawyers.com
Author - The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2007:
http://tinyurl.com/5m3f5q



"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


  #3   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
Suzanne S. Barnhill Suzanne S. Barnhill is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 33,624
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.

--
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



  #4   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
Herb Tyson [MVP] Herb Tyson [MVP] is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 2,936
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.

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


"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


  #5   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
Suzanne S. Barnhill Suzanne S. Barnhill is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 33,624
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."

--
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





  #6   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
Herb Tyson [MVP] Herb Tyson [MVP] is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 2,936
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.


--
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




  #7   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
shikaku[_3_] shikaku[_3_] is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1
Default Find and replace formatting


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
  #8   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
shikaku[_4_] shikaku[_4_] is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1
Default Find and replace formatting


'Herb Tyson [MVP Wrote:
;3001031']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.




--
shikaku
Reply
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Find and Replace Formatting maryliz Microsoft Word Help 4 June 6th 08 10:03 PM
Find & Replace does not find formatting Mike[_7_] Microsoft Word Help 4 August 30th 07 02:39 PM
Find/Replace formatting Mark Microsoft Word Help 2 March 11th 07 06:24 AM
Find & Replace &vba: formatting, like bold [email protected] Microsoft Word Help 4 March 20th 06 11:00 AM
Find & Replace does not find formatting Ed Microsoft Word Help 5 April 1st 05 12:33 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:01 AM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2023 Microsoft Office Word Forum - WordBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Microsoft Word"