One of my readers wrote to me recently inquiring how she could highlight all instances of linked words, internet addresses, etc. that had been copied from another document. She wanted to let the reader know that the document had been updated and where and how. Furthermore, the links did not use a Style and there was no color to delineate them as an update.
There are a couple of steps to resolve this issue.
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- Go to File | Options | Advanced | Show Document Content.
- Select Show field codes instead of their values.
- Click OK.
- On the Home tab of your Ribbon, in the Font group, Select a highlight color.
- Open Find and Replace by pressing CTRL + H.
- In the Find area, key in ^d hyperlink. This will look for a hyperlink field.
- Int he Replace area,key in ^&. This will replace will replace what is found with itself.
- Click More.
- Click Format.
- Click Highlight.
- Click Find Next | Replace on the first instance found. Be certain that the hyperlink field code is highlighted. If it is not, go back and choose a highlight color.
- Once you have done that, click Replace All. This will highlight all hyperlink fields.
- Now go back to File | Options | Advanced | Show Document Content area.
- Uncheck Show field codes of instead of their values.
- Click OK to close the window.
This was a very good solution for the reader and I hope it proves to be for you as well!
This applies to Word 365.