Find And Replace Specific Formatting

You can search for and replace or remove character formatting such as Bold, Underline, or Italics. For example, you can search for a specific word or phrase and change the font color, or you can search for specific formatting, such as bold, and change it.

  1. On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click Replace. (Shortcut: Ctrl + H)
  2. If you don't see the Format button, click More.
  3. To search for text with specific formatting, type the text in the Find what To find formatting only, leave the box blank.
  4. Click Format, and then select the formats that you want to find and replace.
  5. Click the Replace with box, click Format, and then select the replacement formats. If you also want to replace the text, type the replacement text in the Replace with box.

Tip: You can use the same keyboard shortcuts you use in the program such as Ctrl + B (Bold) or Ctrl + U (Underline) instead of clicking on Format.

  1. To find and replace each instance of the specified formatting, click Find Next, and then click Replace. To replace all instances of the specified formatting, click Replace All
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