- Using the Highlight tool on the Formatting toolbar, choose the new color. In Word 2007, you'll find Highlight in the Font group on the Home tab.
- Choose Replace from the Edit menu or press [Ctrl]+H. In Word 2007, the Editing group is on the Home tab.
- Click inside the Find What box.
- Choose Highlight from the Format drop-down list. (Click More if the Format button isn't visible.)
- Click inside the Replace With box.
- Choose Highlight from the Format list again.
- Click Replace All.
- Choose Find from the Edit toolbar.
- Choose Highlight from the Format drop-down list.
- Check the Highlight All Items Found In option.
- Click Find All.
- Change the Highlight!
- Double-click highlighted text.
- Choose Styles And Formatting from the Format menu.
- Click Select All.
- Apply the new highlight.
TipHere's an easy highlight trick for removing all highlighting at once: Select the entire document by pressing [Ctrl]+A. Then, choose None from the Highlight drop-down list.
Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.