How to find highlighted text in Word

What do you do when you need to read only the highlighted text in a document? Just scroll down and read the highlighted text. Yes – that works.

But you have to keep scrolling to find the next highlight. It may be one page away or 24 pages away… not very efficient!

Here is the right way.

Make sure you have a document which contains many areas highlighted.

Press SNAGHTML12a17eb9 to go to the beginning of the document.

Press SNAGHTML12a1dc69 to open the Find Replace dialog

Click on the Find tab click inside the Find What textbox and click on More button…

Find highlighted text in Word

Click on Formatting … button to open the drop down

Find only highlighted text in Word

Choose Highlights

Click Find next button. Now first highlight will be found.

Press SNAGHTML12a514ff to get rid of the dialog

Now we want to move to the next highlight

Press   SNAGHTML12a704e8  to move to next highlight

SNAGHTML12a7f8edto go to previous one.

By the way, this shortcut works for anything you have just FOUND using the Find dialog.

15 year old feature. Did you know it? Did you need it?

Not discovering what you need,
in spite of having it right in front of you is called INEFFICIENCY Angry smile