Converting all-caps to lowercase italics in whole doc


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:


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.




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.
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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