Select text of a particular shading color (VBA macro)


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Hello everyone,

I am trying to use a macro to select text of particular shading in word ( I later want to change that shading and highlight it rather).

I are having trouble in selecting text of a particular shading color.

Using

char.Font.Shading.BackgroundPatternColor <> wdColorAutomatic

works, selecting characters of any shading other than automatic, but using

char.Font.Shading.BackgroundPatternColor = wdColorYellow

does not work. I want to be able to select text with a particular shading color. Any ideas as to why this isn't working or what might work rather?

Thanks
 
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macropod

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You need to be clear about whether you're working with a font's shading or its colour - the two are entirely different. A red font, for example, can ordinarily be expected to have a .Shading.BackgroundPatternColor = 0 (wdAuto), but a .ColorIndex = 6 (wdRed). Shading would typically give the font a coloured background without changing its colour.

Using .Font.Shading.BackgroundPatternColor = wdColorYellow to shade a designated character or range works for me.
 
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Hi @macropod

I am working with the font shading color. I am clear about that.

I am able to change the shade of a designated character or range to desired color; BUT I am not able to "select/find" character/range with a particular shade.

Thanks,
Ananya
 

macropod

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Since you're collaborating with Gradtrainer, how about you just wait until his question is dealt with.
 
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