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    Hi,

    At the bottom of this topic under the line, you can see a small part of subtitles of a movie. As you can see there are paragraphs of 3, 4 and 5 short verses. For example 1st paragraph is with 3 verses, 2nd is with 4 verses and the 3rd is with 5 verses.

    The 3rd paragraph is with 5 verses and it is wrong (for me). I want only paragraphs with 3 and 4 verses.

    What I am looking for is, if it is possible that Microsoft Word can mark automatically paragraphs with 5 verses for example with a color (as it is shown below with red) instead of checking manually all the document, because subtitles of a movie are very long and it takes long time and it makes you tired to check it manually.

    Maybe it's impossible but I am just asking.

    I always remember of Google highlighter, it is very usefull when you are searching for a word because you can see the word colored easily. Maybe there is something similar in Word.

    Thanks in advance

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    [quote name='foxy291' post='771650' date='21-Apr-2009 17:14']What I am looking for is, if it is possible that Microsoft Word can mark automatically paragraphs with 5 verses for example with a color (as it is shown below with red) instead of checking manually all the document, because subtitles of a movie are very long and it takes long time and it makes you tired to check it manually.[/quote]
    Do you see the mark at the end of each line in a group, or only at the end of the last line?

    Note: If you do not see any characters, you can display them using Tools>Options>View (this has moved in Word 2007, Office button>Word Options, then I'm not sure).

    Also, is there a blank paragraph between the items, in other words, the spacing is not the result of paragraph formatting (space before or double-spacing, for example)?

    You could post a small sample document in .doc or .docx format if the answers to the above are not obvious.

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    I uploaded a small sample document and no I don't see any mark. For example I want the 3rd paragraph of the sample to be highlited because it is with 5 verses.
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    [quote name='foxy291' post='771661' date='21-Apr-2009 18:40']I uploaded a small sample document and no I don't see any mark.[/quote]
    By the way, this is how you turn on the display of non-printing, formatting-related symbols in Word 2003. I think the same settings exist in Word 2007, but in a different place.

    [attachment=83419:WD03_Vie...ragraphs.png]

    The significance of this is that each line is a separate paragraph. So you would need a technique for finding 5 non-blank paragraphs in a row. One possible solution is to use Word's Find and Replace feature, with a wildcard search pattern. This enables you to create complex expressions such as the following:

    Code:
    <[0-9]@>^13[!^13]@^13[!^13]@^13[!^13]@^13[!^13]@^13
    This means, more or less, find a number alone, followed by a paragraph break, and then four more non-blank lines. You would replace this with the same text, but apply formatting to the replacement. This image shows the dialog fully filled in. You could record a macro of yourself doing this replace if you like.

    [attachment=83421:WD03_Rep...agraphs1.png]

    I am not really an expert on wildcard searches, so you might get some even better patterns. Does this one help?
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    Hi jscher2000,

    That's great, It 's exactly what I wanted! I have searched in a full document and it found 16 paragraphs with 5 verses and I only took 5 minutes to correct it, instead of an hour or over.

    It is good if i can save the settings instead of copying the codes you just gave me each time, instead. I think it can be made by recording macro but I never did it before.
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