How to change color of the words revised?
Thread poster: Hikonishi (X)

Hikonishi (X)  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 05:55
English to Japanese
May 17, 2007

My client requested me to change color of the words I revised in word file. I can change the color using track changes. However, the deleted parts also appear. Clients told me that their outsourcers manually change the color.

I thought that I could change the color using Find and Replace function. However, I could not.

I don't waste my time for such time-consuming work. Please advise.

Thank you!

[Edited at 2007-05-17 04:12]


 

Henrik Pipoyan  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:55
Member (2004)
English to Armenian
Hi May 17, 2007

Go to Tools > Options, open the Track Changes tab and you can control the format of you revised text.

I hope this helps.

Henry


 

gianfranco  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 07:55
Member (2001)
English to Italian
+ ...
Use Word macros - two examples here May 17, 2007

hkonishi wrote:
...
I don't waste my time for such time-consuming work. Please advise.


I agree that it may be time consuming and annoying, but you can save most of the work, if not all, just recording or implementing a macro and then using it for each word edited.

I have prepared two simple macros, and hope they are exactly what you need.

Example of macro 1:
(to use for a single word, you don't even need to select it)

Step 1: selects the word where your cursor is positioned
Step 2: applies to it the red colour
Step 3: moves the cursor to the end of the word


Sub YourMacro1()
' Explanation:
' Highlights the word where the cursor is positioned when you run the macro
' You can change the colour as you like. I used red.
' wdColorRed is the name of the red colour in MS Word


' actual code starts here
Selection.MoveLeft Unit:=wdWord, Count:=1
Selection.MoveRight Unit:=wdWord, Count:=1, Extend:=wdExtend
Selection.MoveLeft Unit:=wdCharacter, Count:=1, Extend:=wdExtend

Selection.Font.Color = wdColorRed

Selection.MoveRight Unit:=wdCharacter, Count:=1

End Sub



Example of macro 2:
(to use for groups of words, you first need to select them)

Step 1: applies the colour red to the active selection
Step 2: moves the cursor to the end of the active selection



Sub YourMacro2()
Explanation:
' To use this macro you must have already highlighed the text
' It could be a single word but it works for whole sentences
' If there is nothing highlighted it does nothing.
' You can change the colour as you like. I used red.
' wdColorRed is the name of the red colour in MS Word



' actual code starts here
Selection.Font.Color = wdColorRed
Selection.MoveRight Unit:=wdCharacter, Count:=1

End Sub



To use the macros, just assign each of them to a keyboard combination or a button in one of the toolbars and they will be instantaneously available. To apply them will become an automatic gesture with the keyboard or the mouse.


bye
Gianfranco




[Edited at 2007-05-17 09:33]


 


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