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xoanohn
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Find and replace formatting

Post by xoanohn » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:44 pm

I have a long document and I have some fonts in blue. Now, I want to change all the texts in blue to bold.
Can I do this with find and replace?

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Re: Find and replace formatting

Post by joseph_anton » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:25 pm

Yes, this should be possible with Find and Replace - here are the steps:
  • Open the Find tool and click the inverted triangle to open up the extended Find and Replace view
  • Click the triangle beside the Find field to select "Any Character"
  • Click the triangle beside the Replace field to select "Found Expression"
  • In your text, highlight a section which is formatted in blue and select Copy Special => Copy Character Attributes
  • In the Find field of the Find and Replace tool, highlight the "Any Character" symbol and paste the copied attributes over it using Command V)
  • In your text, highlight a section which is formatted in bold and select Copy Special => Copy Character Attributes
  • In the Replace field of the Find and Replace tool, highlight the "Found Expression" symbol and paste the copied attributes over it using Command V
  • Click Replace All

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Re: Find and replace formatting

Post by xoanohn » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:08 pm

Wow. Thanks so much.

It worked like a charm. You are my hero.

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Re: Find and replace formatting

Post by joseph_anton » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:34 pm

I'm glad to have been able to help out!

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