Converting all-caps to lowercase italics in whole doc


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Ian Rastall

I'm editing an eText right now, converting it to an eBook, in Word 2007
(XP), and I've discovered that every time a word is meant to be
emphasized, it's done so with all-caps text. The only way I know how to
change this is to do a search for words using the following RegEx:

[A-Z]{2,}

Which, I think, works, although it would be a manual process. It doesn't
highlight the actual words anyway, but just the first two letters. I.e.,
anything that's in all-caps, it will find (including chapter headings.)

So, although I would have to learn how to implement a macro, I'm
wondering if there is a way to write a macro that will find these
all-caps words and convert them to lowercase, and italicize them. I
would have to go and change all the chapter headings back, but that
takes much less time.

Thanks for any help anyone can offer. Hope all are well.

Ian
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

You can use "Find in" to select all the found text, then use Shift+F3 to
toggle to lowercase, then Ctrl+I to italicize. If Shift+F3 does not give the
desired results, there is a Change Case button in the Font group on the Home
tab that offers the same options as in the classic Change Case dialog (which
can be accessed via Alt+O, E).

I'm not sure why {2,} is finding only the first two letters; it should find
strings of two or more characters.
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 

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