I use find and replace to apply a Style in Word 365. But only some of the attributes in the Style are applied to the text.

GrizzlyWolf 0 Reputation points

I have a Word document to which I want to apply styles I have defined. I have some clue about defining styles. I use Find and Replace to find the text to which I want to apply the style. I also have some clue about Find and Replace. The Find string finds exactly what it is supposed to. The Replace field is empty. I set Styles under the Replace window to the style I want to apply.

It appears the style gets applied to all the right text (well, most of the right text, but I thing that's a different problem), but only some of the attributes defined in the Style are applied to the text. Example: To test my efforts, I have defined the Style to make the font 16-point, italic, red.

The result is the first instance of text the Find and Replace encounters is made 16-point, italic, red. All subsequent instances of the text become italic, but the font size and color remains as it was prior to the Find and Replace. If I put my cursor in a paragraph and apply the relevant Style, the text in the paragraph becomes 16-point, red (It had already become italics).

I see that the paragraph markers are 16-point font, italics, red, even though the text before the paragraph marker is italics, but not 16-point or red.

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  1. Charles Kenyon 2,806 Reputation points

    Can you attach a sample document containing both the style and the problem text?

    Use the paperclip button.

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