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« on: August 21, 2006, 06:20:24 PM »

Hi, is there any way to get inline search highlighting in word?
i.e., all the occurrences highlighted?
and tab completion? (I know open office does it).

These are the two things that keep me going back to vim...
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2006, 11:54:40 PM »

Hiya:

Do a "Find All". On my copy of Word2003 it will highlight all occurrences.



Tab completion? Would Auto-Complete and Auto-Correct do what you want? They're found in Tools > AutoCorrect Options...



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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2006, 03:32:13 AM »

Thanks Perry.
Unfortunately, I cannot find "find all" anywhere in my copy? if I hit ctrl+F I get a "find next" button, but not find all. The help doesn't bring anything relevant.

About the second one, Tab completion works as follows: you type only the first few letters of a word in the document, hit tab, and the program completes the word or gives you suggestions. example, I could type 'sugg' and tab and get suggestions.

If word autocomplete can do that, I haven't been able to check the right box smiley

Thanks a lot
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2006, 10:57:24 AM »

What's your version?
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2006, 11:02:06 AM »

2003 SP 2
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2006, 04:20:49 PM »

My 2003 produces an option to Fina All in response to Ctrl-F



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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2006, 04:49:46 PM »

For highlighting, I strongly recommend Hilitext at http://www.fanix.com/hilitext.html  Thmbsup.  It highlights words in all kinds of media and documents inlcuding Word, pdf files, txt and web pages. Options allow for match case or not match case, and complete word match or partial match.  ...You can even download the last free version if you know where to look. Wink

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Hilitext automatically scans your screen and highlights every instance of your keywords in all open desktop windows including web pages, e-mail messages and other documents to help you find information more quickly and easily. It continues to highlight all instances of your target terms automatically as you surf from web page to web page or e-mail to e-mail.

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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2006, 10:44:25 PM »

I'm at a loss: every word I've used it's Ctrl-F to get the Find/Replace/Go To requester. As Cranioscopical mentions (which I assumed), Find All is on that requester.

You'll need to click the "Highlight All Items" toggle to see the "Find All" button, otherwise it remains "Find Next".


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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2006, 02:20:58 AM »

The following may be of use too. I can't remember if it works in Word. I think it does and it has an important attribute - It's free

Keywords Seeker
"KeyWords Seeker

Do not miss any important information.
 
Today, in internet era, there are a lot of information coming to us every day and reading all the e-mails, web pages, on-line documents and other files becomes time consuming.  Almost any web site offers you to subscribe free e-mail newsletter but information you are consistently getting are not always interesting and worthy reading.   You often read e-mail and delete it because you find nothing interesting in it.   From other hand you do not want to miss worthy e-mails or overlook an information rich web pages."
http://www.softwareutilities.com/pkwindex.htm

KeyWords Seeker helps you to decide if the e-mail you got or web page you entered might be interesting for you.  The main idea is very simple: Within KeyWords Seeker, that silently runs showing just an icon in the system tray,   you create a file of keywords that are interesting for you (keywords can be divided to several groups called vocabularies).  When you enter a web page or open an e-mail and want to know if it is worthy to read just drag the KeyWords Seeker icon from the system tray and drop it on the document you have open on the screen.  The KeyWords Seeker will "read" the document and searches it through for defined keywords. If some keywords are found then they are listed in a window for you.  Depending on keywords found (or no keyword found) you can decide if the document is worthy further reading.  Using KeyWords Seeker you never miss important information but save great volume of time not having to read everything you get.

KeyWords Seeker features:

User can define unlimited number of keywords and group them logically in vocabularies (for example, Interesting software , Interesting companies, etc.).
Three type of matching keywords: any, all, exact phrase.
Either keywords of selected vocabulary or all keywords are searched in the document.
Easy to use user interface.
While running, the program doesn't occupy space on your desktop.
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2006, 07:34:39 AM »

Thanks a lot that solves the problem
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« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2006, 08:17:56 PM »

Thanks a lot that solves the problem

Excellent!!!  cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2006, 11:45:47 AM »

some great posts and software suggestions in this thread   thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2006, 08:48:27 PM »

Another possible freebie  cheesy candidate is

HandyFind: A faster, friendlier way to find words
"HandyFind    

HandyFind is a faster, friendlier way to find words in documents and web pages. It finds words as you type so you'll find what you're looking for as soon as you enter enough letters. After using HandyFind for a short time, you'll find it such a quick way to get around that you start using it for navigating documents as well as just searching.
Features

    * Find as you type in Internet Explorer, Notepad, Excel, Microsoft Word and more
    * Much less cumbersome than the regular Find dialog
    * Instantly jump to the next occurrence of your currently selected text or repeat previous searches
    * "Click" on hyperlinks with your keyboard

HandyFind is free. Enjoy!

Reviews

    This time-saving utility...will be useful to all users -- CNET Review

    HandyFind truly is a handy word finder...If you use the supported programs often then HandyFind is well worth having around and is much less cumbersome than the regular Ctrl-F "Find" command. -- CFS Program Review

    Just hit a hot key, start typing your search term and you're off. Simple, effective and, yes, free. -- Download Squad

    A lightweight alternative to the onboard Find tool, locating text inline without any disruptive box to block your field of view. -- Jake Ludington's MediaBlab

    Verdict: A very useful little tool -- PC Magazine
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