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    Find and Replace Text Color

    Hello everyone,

    I'm trying to find text in a cell and replace it with the same text but I want the text to be bold and a different color. When I do a find and replace it selects all the text and changes it even though I tell it to search for specific text. Example: I want to find Product Description in all my cells and replace it with Product Description in bold and a different color. Is this possible to do? Any help would be appreciated.

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    Good evening galetondesigns
    Quote Originally Posted by galetondesigns View Post
    I'm trying to find text in a cell and replace it with the same text but I want the text to be bold and a different color. When I do a find and replace it selects all the text and changes it even though I tell it to search for specific text. Example: I want to find Product Description in all my cells and replace it with Product Description in bold and a different color. Is this possible to do? Any help would be appreciated.
    I'm not sure that what you are wanting to do is possible using native Excel. However, my add-in, available via the link below has a utility called Select Cells by Content / Format (Ultimate > Range).

    You could use this function to select all occurances of "Product Description" in a given range, then just click on the Bold button.

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    Re: Find and Replace Text Color

    Try this

    Ctrl + H > Enter text in the find box > enter same text in replace box > select options > then select format box for the replace items

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    Smile Re: Find and Replace Text Color

    Quote Originally Posted by VBA Noob View Post
    Ctrl + H > Enter text in the find box > enter same text in replace box > select options > then select format box for the replace items
    Hey, I never knew that one was there!
    Thanks for the tip

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    Re: Find and Replace Text Color

    Yeah, thats what I've been doing. But everytime I press Replace All it colors and bolds ALL the text in the cells, not just the Product Description.

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    Re: Find and Replace Text Color

    Quote Originally Posted by galetondesigns View Post
    Yeah, thats what I've been doing. But everytime I press Replace All it colors and bolds ALL the text in the cells, not just the Product Description.
    Should of being clear then as you're post said, No mention of part of a string
    I want to find Product Description in all my cells and replace it with Product Description in bold and a different color.
    You would need code for part text strings

    VBA Noob

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    Re: Find and Replace Text Color

    Hi
    I have faced same issue as well. i want to change color of a word placed in multiple cells but when I press REPLACE Button All content of the cell get change instead of a single word.
    Please help me regarding this issue...

    Thanks Regards
    Gurjinder singh

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    Re: Find and Replace Text Color

    GurjinderSingh welcome to the forum

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