Find.ClearFormatting Method (Word)

Office 2013 and later
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Removes text and paragraph formatting from the text specified in a find or replace operation.

expression .ClearFormatting

expression A variable that represents a Find object.

This example removes formatting from the find criteria before searching through the selection. If the word "Hello" with bold formatting is found, the entire paragraph is selected and copied to the Clipboard.

Sub ClrFmtgFind() 
 With Selection.Find 
 .ClearFormatting 
 .Font.Bold = True 
 .Execute FindText:="Hello", Format:=True, Forward:=True 
 If .Found = True Then 
 .Parent.Expand Unit:=wdParagraph 
 .Parent.Copy 
 End If 
 End With 
End Sub

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