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    Word 03 "mistakes"

    Is there a way to cause Word 03 to turn "mistakes" bold instead of underlining them. For example writing instructions (ctrl v) or codes (ctrl alt 1)

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    Unfortunately, we cannot use Find to locate spelling and grammar errors. Is there anything else that is common to the instructions and codes?

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    Word 03 mistakes

    I think it would be a lot easier for me to show you than to try to explain it. I'm uploading a page showing the type of thing I'm looking at. The work is obviously not mine, but is the best example I could find just now. It would show all the bold words as mistakes, though they would not come to me as bold, only mistakes. I would like to be able to make them bold without manually changing each one.
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    Hi S,

    As far as I know there is no way to have Word automatically display spelling or grammar errors with bold instead of underline. If, however, you are willing to run a macro to bold misspelled words, you can try this:

    Code:
    Sub TryThis()
    Dim oDocRng As Range
    Dim itm
    Set oDocRng = ActiveDocument.Range
    For Each itm In oDocRng.SpellingErrors
        itm.Select
        Selection.Font.Bold = True
        Selection.Collapse
    Next itm
    Set oDocRng = Nothing
    End Sub
    I took a look at the document you included; the spell check in my Word 2003 did not find "Alt," "Ctrl," or numbers when typed by themselves. (I double-checked my custom dictionary to see if I had added them.)

    It did not find "Alt+065" or "Alt + 065" or "alt 065" -- It did find "ALT+065" but not "ALT + 065"
    It did find "Ctrl+V" and "CTRL+V" but did not find "Ctrl + V" or "CTRL + V" or even "ctrl v"

    Formatting will be essential to this working for you. BUT, if your spell checker flags these as misspelled, then the macro will, too. And it will find ALL misspellings, so be sure to add any words you don't want bolded to your custom dictionary.

    If you turn off the option to check spelling as you type, the underlines will not appear in the document but the macro will still find them.

    Does this get you where you want to go? Kim

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    Try this

    This gives me a good start. Thanks so much Kim. I don't really know much about macros, so hadn't even tried to go that route. Thanks again. Stan.

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