How to use find and replace to change colour of text in Word 2013

Word 2013 users can use find and replace feature to change colour of text in a document. This is similar to the steps already provided for permanent reading highlights in Word 2010. Let us take the following paragraph and try to change the colour of text “George” from black to brown.

The East India Company, which had entered India around 1600 for trading activities to secure its trade lines and commercial interests in the spice trade, succeeded in purchasing a piece of coastal land where the Company began the construction of a harbour and a fort. The fort was completed on 23 April 1644, coinciding with St George’s Day, celebrated in honour of the patron saint of England. The fort, hence christened Fort St George, faced the sea and some fishing villages, and it soon became the hub of merchant activity. It gave birth to a new settlement area called George Town which grew to envelop the villages and led to the formation of the city Madras. It also helped to establish English influence over the Carnatic and to keep the kings of Arcot and Srirangapatna, as well as the French forces based at Pondicherry, at bay.

Step 1: Navigate Editing section on Home menu and click Replace options

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Step 2: In Find and Replace window, enter the text “George” for Find what

Step 3: Then again enter “George” under Replace with section.

Step 4: Navigate to Replace section and select Font from the Format drop down list.

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Step 5: In the Font dialog window, select colour of your choice (for this demo we are going with brown). Click OK button to confirm font colour selection and to close Font dialog.

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Step 6: Now click Replace All button to change the colour for all occurrences of text “George”.

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The replaced paragraph should now look as shown below.

The East India Company, which had entered India around 1600 for trading activities to secure its trade lines and commercial interests in the spice trade, succeeded in purchasing a piece of coastal land where the Company began the construction of a harbour and a fort. The fort was completed on 23 April 1644, coinciding with St George’s Day, celebrated in honour of the patron saint of England. The fort, hence christened Fort St George, faced the sea and some fishing villages, and it soon became the hub of merchant activity. It gave birth to a new settlement area called George Town which grew to envelop the villages and led to the formation of the city Madras. It also helped to establish English influence over the Carnatic and to keep the kings of Arcot and Srirangapatna, as well as the French forces based at Pondicherry, at bay.

In Category: Office 2013, Word 2013

Ravi Shankar

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