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highlighting menu command

Edit -> Highlight...
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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)

riffraff, Apr 15 2003

Global text highlighting tool http://www.textspotlight.com/
Highlight every occurence of your keywords, search terms, phrases etc. in all open desktop windows. [terrylane, Oct 04 2004]

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       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.
DrCurry, Apr 15 2003

       Macro to automate the above in Microsoft Word:   

       Sub Highlighter()
myString = InputBox("Enter the string to highlight:", "Highlighter")
With Selection.Find
.Text = myString
.Replacement.Text = myString
.Replacement.Highlight = True
.Forward = True
.Wrap = wdFindContinue
.Format = True
End With
Selection.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
End Sub
krelnik, Apr 15 2003


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