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Replacing Font Formats With Word's Replace Dialog Box

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Just as you can find and replace specific text within your Word document, you can find and replace specific text formatting within your document. If you have a lengthy document and you would like to replace all the bold text with italicized text, for example, it is easier to use the Replace dialog box to change the formatting than to do it yourself manually.

1. Open the Replace dialog box (Edit >> Replace or Ctrl + H)
2. Make sure no text is specified in the Find what or Replace with boxes
3. Click in the Find what box, then click Format (If you don’t see the Format button, click More to expand the search options)
4. Select Font from the pop up list
5. In the Find Font dialog box, select the text formatting options you would like to replace
6. Click OK
7. Click in the Replace with box
8. Click Format
9. Select Font from the pop up list
10. In the Replace Font dialog box, select the new text formatting options you would like to apply
11. Click OK
12. Click Replace all
13. Click OK
14. Click Close

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