Find and replace in multiple Word files
Thread poster: Steven F Smith

Steven F Smith
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:52
Member (2007)
Japanese to English
Oct 22, 2009

How can I find and replace strings in multiple Word (2003) files? Is there a utility I could download that would do this as it doesn't seem to be possible in the program itself.

Thanks.


 

Albert Golub  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:52
English to French
see Oct 22, 2009

http://www.proz.com/forum/translation_theory_and_practice/40108-how_to_search_replace_multiple_word_files_in_a_few_click.html

 

Steven F Smith
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:52
Member (2007)
Japanese to English
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Is that it? Oct 22, 2009

These solutions are either irrelevant for Word, require installing an entire CAT tool or are too complicated for a non-techie like me. I can't believe there isn't a simple, easy to use utility for doing this in Word.

 

P Forgas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 09:52
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s&r Oct 22, 2009

Last week I used this macro (I think) to s&r in +250 word docs

http://www.searchandreplace.com/word_sr.htm

it is free. On the funduc site you can find some more tools, like this one:

http://www.funduc.com/search_replace.htm

P.


 

Steven F Smith
United Kingdom
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Japanese to English
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Looks good Oct 22, 2009

P Forgas wrote:

Last week I used this macro (I think) to s&r in +250 word docs

http://www.searchandreplace.com/word_sr.htm

it is free. On the funduc site you can find some more tools, like this one:

http://www.funduc.com/search_replace.htm

P.


This looks perfect. Thank you.

S.


 

Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
Mexico
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thanx! Oct 22, 2009

P Forgas, thank you, it works fine. I like iticon_smile.gif

 

Shouguang Cao
China
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I have created one too. Oct 26, 2009

In case someone may need it.

I made a software that can search and replace multiple Word supported files (including any plain text files).

It can search replace a folder and its sub folders and replace all files in them.




http://dallascao.com/en/2009/01/batchreplacer/


 

John Fossey  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 05:52
Member (2008)
French to English
Plus Tools Oct 26, 2009

Wordfast's free Plus Tools has a multiple Word file Find & Replace utility.

Doanload from http://www.wordfast.net/index.php?whichpage=downloadpage


 

Christel Zipfel  Identity Verified
Member (2004)
Italian to German
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That's great! Oct 30, 2009

John Fossey wrote:

Wordfast's free Plus Tools has a multiple Word file Find & Replace utility.

Doanload from http://www.wordfast.net/index.php?whichpage=downloadpage


I have been looking for a while for such a tool. I use Plus Tools all the time, but only for alingments and creation of TMs and wasn't aware it could find and replace, too.

Thank you so much.


 


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