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A menu command that highlights a phrase in the current document or selected text.
this would be easy to add to any modern OS. Potentially quite useful when you need to see multiple occurences of one or more phrases in a long document (think Google's cache-with-highlight feature)
Global text highlighting tool
Highlight every occurence of your keywords, search terms, phrases etc. in all open desktop windows. [terrylane, Oct 04 2004]
||Excellent suggestion! There is a way to do this in Word, but it is complex:
|| Choose "Replace" from the "Edit" menu (or Ctrl-H)
Type the phrase to be highlighted in the "Find what:" box
Type the same phrase in the "Replace with:" box
With the cursor still blinking in the "Replace with:" box, select "Highlight" from the "Format" menu
Click "Replace All"
||Voila: all instances of the phrase highlighted.
||Macro to automate the above in Microsoft Word:
myString = InputBox("Enter the string to highlight:", "Highlighter")
.Text = myString
.Replacement.Text = myString
.Replacement.Highlight = True
.Forward = True
.Wrap = wdFindContinue
.Format = True