Replacing one format with another

Place the insertion point where Word is to start its search or select the relevant text.

From the Home tab, go to the Editing group and click Replace, or use the [Ctrl] H keyboard shortcut.

If required, delete any text left in the Find what and Replace with boxes.

If required, click the More button to see further search options.

Click the Find what box and use the Format button to choose which formatting criteria you wish to replace.

Click the Replace with box and use the Format button to choose which formatting you want as a replacement.

Click Find Next to start the search.

Word selects the first string of characters it finds.

If you want to make the replacements one by one, use the Replace button to replace the highlighting on the selected string of characters and look for the next occurrence. If you click Find Next, you continue the search without replacing the highlighting. If you wish to make all the replacements at once, click the Replace All button.

Click OK on the message telling you how many replacements were made.

Close the dialogue box by clicking Close.

To delete all the highlighting in the Find and Replace dialogue box, click the No Formatting button. Rather than using the Format button options, for some commands you can use the relevant keyboard shortcuts.