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How to bold all instances of the same word in a Word document?

If there are multiple “outlook” texts in your Word file, now you need to format all the “outlook” texts as bold. How could you bold all instances of the same word in a large Word document as quickly as possible?

Bold all instances of the same word in a Word document with VBA code


Bold all instances of the same word in a Word document with VBA code

The following VBA code can help you to bold all instances of a specific word quickly and easily, please do as this:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. And then, click Insert > Module, copy and paste below code into the opened blank module:

VBA code: Bold all instances of the same word

Sub BoldAll()
    Dim xStr As String
    xStr = InputBox("Please enter the word that you want to bold:", "KuTools for Word")
    If Trim(xStr) = "" Then
        MsgBox "Cann’t be empty!", vbInformation, "KuTools for Word"
    End If
    With ActiveDocument.Content.Find
        .ClearFormatting
        .Text = xStr
        .Replacement.ClearFormatting
        .Replacement.Font.Bold = True
        .Replacement.Text = "^&"
        .Wrap = wdFindStop
        .Format = True
        .Forward = True
        .Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
    End With
End Sub

3. After inserting the code, and then press F5 key to run it, and a dialog box is popped out to remind you inserting the word that you want to bold, see screenshot:

doc bold specific word 1

4. And then, click OK button, and all the specific words have been formatted as bold at once.

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