Here is one of my favorite tips for Word 2007.

I often review documents and as I read them, I highlight different text selections throughout. I needed a way to copy those highlighted selections into a separate document. Previously I would do it manually. This meant selecting a highlighted selection, pressing Ctrl + C to copy it to the clipboard, switching to my new document and pressing Ctrl + V to paste the selection. I would repeat this for each highlighted selection in my document. A time consuming process when I highlighted many selections.

Fortunately, there is a much easier way to accomplish this in Word 2007, as described below.

  1. Within your document, press Ctrl+F to display the Find tab on the Find and Replace dialog box.
  2. Do not type anything in the Find what dialog box (make sure it is blank).
  3. Click the More button to access advanced Find settings.
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  5. Click Format and choose Highlight.
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  7. Select the Highlight All Items Found In check box.
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  9. Click Find All. All of the highlighted text in the document is selected.
  10. Press Ctrl + C to copy all the selections to the Clipboard.
  11. Open a new document and press Ctrl + V.