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I want to change fonts throughout a long (420-page) Word document. Is there
a straightforward way to do that without having to go through the entire
document manually?

At present, the document uses a mix of Times Roman and Century Schoolbook
for text and a mix of Arial and Lucida Console for programming examples. It
has that mix because parts of the document were created by different people.

I need to convert all the Times Roman to Century Schoolbook and all the
Arial to Lucida Console.

My guess is that I need to create a macro, but I wonder if Word offers a
simpler approach.

Gordon

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Replace can do this. Leave both "Find what" and "Replace with" boxes empty.
Click More, if necessary, to expand the dialog. Then click Format, select
Font, and select the appropriate fonts for both boxes. But this would be
MUCH easier if the document used styles; then you would just modify the
styles.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

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I want to change fonts throughout a long (420-page) Word document. Is there
a straightforward way to do that without having to go through the entire
document manually?

At present, the document uses a mix of Times Roman and Century Schoolbook
for text and a mix of Arial and Lucida Console for programming examples.
It has that mix because parts of the document were created by different
people.

I need to convert all the Times Roman to Century Schoolbook and all the
Arial to Lucida Console.

My guess is that I need to create a macro, but I wonder if Word offers a
simpler approach.

Gordon



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Replace can do this. Leave both "Find what" and "Replace with" boxes empty.
Click More, if necessary, to expand the dialog. Then click Format, select
Font, and select the appropriate fonts for both boxes. But this would be
MUCH easier if the document used styles; then you would just modify the
styles.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Gordon Padwick" wrote in message
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I want to change fonts throughout a long (420-page) Word document. Is there
a straightforward way to do that without having to go through the entire
document manually?

At present, the document uses a mix of Times Roman and Century Schoolbook
for text and a mix of Arial and Lucida Console for programming examples.
It has that mix because parts of the document were created by different
people.

I need to convert all the Times Roman to Century Schoolbook and all the
Arial to Lucida Console.

My guess is that I need to create a macro, but I wonder if Word offers a
simpler approach.

Gordon



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Thanks Suzanne.

This works fine -- much easier than trying to create a macro to do the job.

Of course, it would be easier if the original documents had used styles.
Unfortunately, the people who create the documents I inherit can't be
bothered with styles.

Gordon

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
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Replace can do this. Leave both "Find what" and "Replace with" boxes
empty. Click More, if necessary, to expand the dialog. Then click Format,
select Font, and select the appropriate fonts for both boxes. But this
would be MUCH easier if the document used styles; then you would just
modify the styles.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Gordon Padwick" wrote in message
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I want to change fonts throughout a long (420-page) Word document. Is
there a straightforward way to do that without having to go through the
entire document manually?

At present, the document uses a mix of Times Roman and Century Schoolbook
for text and a mix of Arial and Lucida Console for programming examples.
It has that mix because parts of the document were created by different
people.

I need to convert all the Times Roman to Century Schoolbook and all the
Arial to Lucida Console.

My guess is that I need to create a macro, but I wonder if Word offers a
simpler approach.

Gordon




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Thanks Suzanne.

This works fine -- much easier than trying to create a macro to do the job.

Of course, it would be easier if the original documents had used styles.
Unfortunately, the people who create the documents I inherit can't be
bothered with styles.

Gordon

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Replace can do this. Leave both "Find what" and "Replace with" boxes
empty. Click More, if necessary, to expand the dialog. Then click Format,
select Font, and select the appropriate fonts for both boxes. But this
would be MUCH easier if the document used styles; then you would just
modify the styles.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Gordon Padwick" wrote in message
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I want to change fonts throughout a long (420-page) Word document. Is
there a straightforward way to do that without having to go through the
entire document manually?

At present, the document uses a mix of Times Roman and Century Schoolbook
for text and a mix of Arial and Lucida Console for programming examples.
It has that mix because parts of the document were created by different
people.

I need to convert all the Times Roman to Century Schoolbook and all the
Arial to Lucida Console.

My guess is that I need to create a macro, but I wonder if Word offers a
simpler approach.

Gordon






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If you are using a Style, there you go. Change the font formatting in, for
example, the Normal style and it's done for you. If you are not using a
Style, then create one and apply to the document as you like.

James

"Gordon Padwick" wrote in message
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I want to change fonts throughout a long (420-page) Word document. Is
there a straightforward way to do that without having to go through the
entire document manually?

At present, the document uses a mix of Times Roman and Century Schoolbook
for text and a mix of Arial and Lucida Console for programming examples.
It has that mix because parts of the document were created by different
people.

I need to convert all the Times Roman to Century Schoolbook and all the
Arial to Lucida Console.

My guess is that I need to create a macro, but I wonder if Word offers a
simpler approach.

Gordon

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If you are using a Style, there you go. Change the font formatting in, for
example, the Normal style and it's done for you. If you are not using a
Style, then create one and apply to the document as you like.

James

"Gordon Padwick" wrote in message
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I want to change fonts throughout a long (420-page) Word document. Is
there a straightforward way to do that without having to go through the
entire document manually?

At present, the document uses a mix of Times Roman and Century Schoolbook
for text and a mix of Arial and Lucida Console for programming examples.
It has that mix because parts of the document were created by different
people.

I need to convert all the Times Roman to Century Schoolbook and all the
Arial to Lucida Console.

My guess is that I need to create a macro, but I wonder if Word offers a
simpler approach.

Gordon

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Obviously what you are suggesting is the best way. But in a long document
where styles haven't been used consistently, using Find and Replace will be
quicker. And for (long) documents with many editors, it might be the only
practical way.

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If you are using a Style, there you go. Change the font formatting in,
for example, the Normal style and it's done for you. If you are not using
a Style, then create one and apply to the document as you like.

James

"Gordon Padwick" wrote in message
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I want to change fonts throughout a long (420-page) Word document. Is
there a straightforward way to do that without having to go through the
entire document manually?

At present, the document uses a mix of Times Roman and Century Schoolbook
for text and a mix of Arial and Lucida Console for programming examples.
It has that mix because parts of the document were created by different
people.

I need to convert all the Times Roman to Century Schoolbook and all the
Arial to Lucida Console.

My guess is that I need to create a macro, but I wonder if Word offers a
simpler approach.

Gordon




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Obviously what you are suggesting is the best way. But in a long document
where styles haven't been used consistently, using Find and Replace will be
quicker. And for (long) documents with many editors, it might be the only
practical way.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



"James Ko" wrote in message
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If you are using a Style, there you go. Change the font formatting in,
for example, the Normal style and it's done for you. If you are not using
a Style, then create one and apply to the document as you like.

James

"Gordon Padwick" wrote in message
...
I want to change fonts throughout a long (420-page) Word document. Is
there a straightforward way to do that without having to go through the
entire document manually?

At present, the document uses a mix of Times Roman and Century Schoolbook
for text and a mix of Arial and Lucida Console for programming examples.
It has that mix because parts of the document were created by different
people.

I need to convert all the Times Roman to Century Schoolbook and all the
Arial to Lucida Console.

My guess is that I need to create a macro, but I wonder if Word offers a
simpler approach.

Gordon




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