Need to know how to build a Macro in Word that will do this please.. RRS feed

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  • A friend of mine is looking to build a Document search for Rescinded words. That's the easy part. (He can find and highlight words). What he would like it to do is Find the word and have it change the font to red and be stricken through, the add a word after it in Blue and underlined. (Rescinded word / New Word). And maybe add a yellow Highlight over them all in one search.  He has a laundry list of rescinded words and phrases that he has to search for. Was hoping to already have the associated replacement word there. He said "We live in track changes here... That why I was asking for the format in macro."

    Thanks Everyone.
    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 11:29 AM


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  • Hi rseier,

    Based on your description, I will move your question to MSDN forum for Word Developer:

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    Thursday, February 25, 2016 8:36 AM
  • Cross-posted - and comprehensively answered - at:
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    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

    Thursday, February 25, 2016 9:44 AM
  • Hey, I posted this reply on tek-tips too - need to get an answer if there is one to this:

    He wants to know if there's a way so that the "rescinded word" doesn't get deleted, just is highlighted like it is now, so he can decide whether it needs to be deleted or not before it actually shows up as deleted in track changes.

    As he put it: "... I need the original word to stay not be replaced. I have to read the context and decide if it should be deleted. Can you have it do that?"

    Thank you!
    Thursday, February 25, 2016 6:35 PM
  • Please see my follow-up reply at Tek-Tips. It's pointless carrying on part of a conversation here when people would have to go there to get the context.

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

    Thursday, February 25, 2016 10:49 PM