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    Text color change (2003/ XP)

    I have a document with mostly black text, but some has been highlighted in red, using the font color toolbar button. I need to change the red text into blue, but would like to avoid going through each page and changing individual pieces of text. Is there a quick way to ie select all red text and then I can apply the new color format?

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    Re: Text color change (2003/ XP)

    Click More in the Edit | Replace dialog.
    Click in the Find What box, and make sure it is empty, then select Format | Font at the bottom of the dialog.
    Specify red as text color. Take care not to specify other text formatting attributes.
    Click in the Replace With box, and make sure it is empty, then select Format | Font at the bottom of the dialog.
    Specify blue as text color. Take care not to specify other text formatting attributes.
    Click Replace All to change *all* instances of red text to blue.

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    Re: Text color change (2003/ XP)

    BTW, if you create and apply a character style that specifies the font color, you only need to modify the style definition to change all text formatted with that style.

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    Re: Text color change (2003/ XP)

    Wow Hans, this must be in the running for the fastest reply I have had!
    Thanks, I will use your solution this time. The problem or course the author did not use proper styles etc., but just added color, italics, etc 'Willy Nilly' as we say in Britain.

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