How to Select All Text With Similar Formatting in Word

The command “Select All Text With Similar Formatting” helps you select all the text with the same formatting. It means selecting all text in a Word document that has the same format (eg: text formatted with bold, italic, colour, etc.) rather than all text.

How to Select All The Text With Similar Formatting:

Firstly select the text you want in the document as in the screenshot below.

To select text in the multiple places you want in a Word document, Press and hold down the CTRL key then select all the text with the mouse as many times as you want.

Select All Text With Similar Formatting in MS-Word
Select All Text With Similar Formatting in MS-Word

Go to the Home tab,  and then apply any text formatting you want as in the screenshot below. For example format text with colour, bold, italic, underline, etc. 

Applying text formatting
Applying text formatting

Position the cursor at one of the text formatting’s that you have applied.

Positioning a cursor
select all the text with similar formatting

Now go to the Home Tab 

Then click on “Select”  in the editing group

And then click on “Select All Text With Similar Formatting“. 

Selecting all text with similar formatting in ms-word
Select all the text with similar formatting

Select: Under the option “Select”, you have various commands to select text and objects such as Select All, Select Objects, and Select Text with Similar Formatting.

Select All: This command helps you select all the (with all the formatting) contents in a word document. To do this, go to the home tab → Click on the select → Then Click on select all.

Select objects: Generally, Select Objects is used to select multiple objects in a word document like Shapes and Pictures. To do this → Go to the Insert tab → Insert the objects such as pictures, shapes, icons, etc. → Then go to the Home tab → Click on the select → Then click on the Select Objects → Now select all the objects with the mouse.

What is the “Select All The Text With Similar Formatting” in Word?

The “Select all text with similar formatting” command helps you to select all text with the same formatting. For example, if you want to select only the entire text formatted with bold, italic, underline, size, colour or some or all of these, you should first select such text and apply this command.

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