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    Selecting Non-adjacent text

    Hi all <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    I've tried searching the posts to find help but I must be searching under the wrong keywords.

    How can I select a number of pieces of text that are not beside each other in order to apply the same formatting etc. I know about format painter and styles but there are occasions when a simple multiple selection would be the quickest and least boring way of achieving something.

    Hope someone can help - thanks in anticipation.
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    Re: Selecting Non-adjacent text

    Not the complete answer you want, but F4 will repeat the last entry.
    i.e. type '123' then F4 gives you '123123'
    If formatting text, e.g. Bold and red, select a sample piece of text, Format | Font, then apply all the changes in one hit. F4 will then repeat the complete format on the next piece of selected text.
    If you click the font colour button, then the bold button, F4 will only repeat the bold.
    HTH.

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    Re: Selecting Non-adjacent text

    Hi Lucy:

    You cannot simultaneously select non-contiguous text in Word. If all the text that you want to change has a unique characteristic (like font type, font size, style, etc.), then you can use the Find/ReplaceAll function to change the formatting. For example, if you want to change all Arial font to bold, you can choose that font in the Find box & choose bold for the Replace box. If there are no common characteristics, then Leif's method is fastest.

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    Re: Selecting Non-adjacent text

    Thanks guys <img src=/S/kiss.gif border=0 alt=kiss width=15 height=15>, some ideas to ponder at least, even if the wonderous Word has let me down.

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    Re: Selecting Non-adjacent text

    FYI This feature is available in Office XP - at last!

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