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    find numbered bullet (2003)

    I work with documents that have numbered bullets, as shown on the attached excerpt. I would like to be able to goto a specific bullet; e.g., 143, but I can't figure out how to do it. A normal search ignores the number. I assume there is a way?

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    Re: find numbered bullet (2003)

    I don't know if it's possible to use the built-in Find option to search for numbered list items. You can use a macro:

    Sub FindNumber()
    Dim lngNum As Long
    Dim par As Paragraph
    Dim blnFound As Boolean
    lngNum = Val(InputBox("Number to find"))
    If lngNum <= 0 Then
    Beep
    Exit Sub
    End If
    For Each par In ActiveDocument.ListParagraphs
    If par.Range.ListFormat.ListValue = lngNum Then
    par.Range.Select
    blnFound = True
    Exit For
    End If
    Next par
    If blnFound = False Then
    MsgBox lngNum & " not foumd.", vbInformation
    End If
    End Sub

    If you store it in a module in Normal.dot (or a global template) and assign it to a custom toolbar button and/or keyboard shortcut, it's easy to use.

    Note: the document you attached is rather strange. Some numbers are plain text, others are part of Word's list numbering. The above macro will not find 141, for example, because it's plain text.

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    Re: find numbered bullet (2003)

    Thanks. I'll try out the macro.

    I agree the document is strange, but that's partially because it is a translated scanned pdf file. I just discovered ABBYY PDF Transformer, which converts non-searchable pdfs into editable Word or Excel. It does an excellent job if the pages have been scanned straight. If they're crooked, the page is converted to an image. I assume the program is your basic OCR without having to physically scan the page first. Worth the $49.99 to be able to word-seach the documents.

    Again, thanks for your help.

    John

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