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FindReplace.FindText Property (Publisher)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 8/24/2017
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Sets or retrieves a String representing the text to find in the specified range or selection. Read/write.


expression. FindText

_expression_A variable that represents a FindReplace object.

Return Value



The FindText property returns the plain, unformatted text of the selection. When you set this property, the search text is specified. You can search for special characters by specifying appropriate character codes. For example, "^p" corresponds to a paragraph mark and "^t" corresponds to a tab character.

The default value for the FindText property is an empty string. Because only text searching is supported, FindText must be explicitly set to avoid a runtime error.


This example replaces all occurrences of the word "This" in the selection with "That" in each open publication.

Dim objDocument As Document 

For Each objDocument In Documents 
 With objDocument.Find 
 .MatchCase = True 
 .FindText = "This" 
 .ReplaceWithText = "That" 
 .ReplaceScope = pbReplaceScopeAll 
 .Forward = True 
 End With 
Next objDocument 
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