Sounds like a very "user friendly" process. Nice of MS to "improve it". Glad you explained it, since I doubt I'd figure it out on my own even with 17 years of MS Word experience.
The method in previous versions is related and I think it was a little easier (even if it was also somewhat obscure).
- In the Replace dialog, enter the word to find/highlight
- click the mouse in the replace box but don't type anything
- click on the "More" button
- click on the "format" button
- click on "Highlight" at the very bottom of the drop down list, and the word "highlight" should appear under the replace field
- click on "Replace All"
All occurrences of the "Find" word will now be highlighted with the current highlight color
That helped me SOO much. I was getting extreamly frustrated. I was trying to color code diffrent plants, trying to make planning my garden easier. This is the fix. Thank you for knowing so now I do.
I can get it to highlight the word/phrase I requested, but I can't get the document to print with the highlights. What step can I be missing?
the highlight does not stay. Previously, I could highlight a word, and throughout the text it remained. I could save the document, and come back to the same highlights later. Now, the instant I type anything on the document, the highlights disappear. I'm assuming it's an options issue, but can't find anything in options which addresses highlighting. How do I get it back?
The reading highlight is a good feature;however, if you edit the highlighted text all of the highlighting disappears and you must redo find.
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