Use MS Word 2007 Highlights Feature

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MS Word 2007 has a great new feature that will save you time and keystrokes. You all know how much I love that!

If you have ever wished to use the Find feature in MS Word to search for a particular word and have it highlight each instance and leave it highlighted even after you close the Find feature, then this is for you. That is exactly what this feature will do for you.

When you use the Reading Highlight feature, the highlighting of all occurrences of a word or phrase in your document will remain active until you clear it. You can even select the color of your highlighting!

Follow the steps below to learn how to use this handy new feature:

  • Click the Home tab.  
  • In the Font group, click the Text Highlight Color command.  
  • Select the Yellow box.  
  • Open the manual document and click CTRL + F.  
  • In the Find What box, type the word you would like to find and highlight.  
  • Click the Reading Highlight drop-down list and select Highlight All.  
  • Click Close.

You can now see why I love this feature!

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