Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
7. Choose Font from the Format button’s pop-up list.
8. In the Replace Font dialog box, choose (None) as the underline style.
This step is necessary because, otherwise, Word wouldn’t remove the first style; it would merely
add to that style. Likewise, text attributes such as Not Bold and Not Italic are found in the
Replace Font dialog box.
9. Choose Italic from the Font Style list, and then click OK to close the Replace Font dialog
Below the Replace With box, it should say Format: Font: Italic, No underline .
That means Word will search for underlined text and replace it with italic text and remove the
10. Click the Replace All button.
Word scours your document and replaces any underlined text with italic.
11. Click OK when the find-and-replace is done.
As long as you set things up carefully, searching and replacing text formatting is a quick and easy
way to spiff up a boring document.
To replace one format with another, such as underline with italic, be sure to leave the Find What
and Replace With text boxes empty. That way, only the text formatting is replaced.
An easier way to update formatting in a document is to use and apply styles. Refer to Chapter
15 for details.
Don’t forget about the No Formatting button! You need to click it if you want to
change the formats or replace text without paying attention to formats.