Suppose you are doing an academic or scientific article and it is a very lengthy article and you discover that you have used the word water literally hundreds of times throughout and now have to change it to H2O. You scratch your head and wonder, geez, is that even possible? And if it is how do I do it?
Well you could go through and change each one manually, but you all know me well enough by now to know that I would never advocate something that uses tons of time and keystrokes right? Right!
Follow the steps below to learn how to quickly and easily accomplish this task:
- Key in H2O and apply the subscript format to the appropriate character (2).
- Next, select only the properly formatted text and click CTRL +X. Your text has now been copied to your Clipboard.
- Click CTRL + H to open the Find and Replace dialog box.
- In the Find What area, key in water.
- In the Replace With area, key in ^c. This lets Word know that you want to replace any instances of water with with whatever is in your Clipboard, which will be your properly formatted text.
- Click Replace All.
Word will replace all instances of water with the correctly subscripted symbol for you.
In the Replace area,