It works. I thought I already tried this but it didn't work before.
The guys on this forum obviously have "green fingers"...

Just one small problem though... I used the Emphasis character style. I
tried to apply "As is" to all the formatting of Emphasis, and then to set it
to italics, but it didn't "stick". So when I then applied the Emphasis style
to a title, for example, it changed the font of the word Acme to whatever
size and color Emphasis is, which in my case, is italicized body text.

>> As for applying italics without a character format, I think most would
agree that this is a Bad Thing.

I agree that this is not professional, but if I do it this way then at least
I don't get the problem I get when I use a character style (Emphasis) above.



On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 5:35 PM, Shuttleworth, Roger <
Roger_Shuttleworth at> wrote:

> Hi Avraham
> To apply the character format:
> 1. Create the format and apply it to a text range.
> 2. Select the formatted text and go to Edit->Copy Special->Character
> format.
> 3. Do a search and replace for your company name. In the Change field,
> select By pasting. This applies the character format that you copied
> previously.
> As for applying italics without a character format, I think most would
> agree that this is a Bad Thing. It's certainly not allowed in our office. I
> don't think you can automate it.
> No idea about Rick's script, but I expect he will chime in.
> Regards,
> Roger Shuttleworth
> London, Canada
> -----Original Message-----
> From: framers-bounces at [mailto:
> framers-bounces at] On Behalf Of Avraham Makeler
> Sent: October 22, 2009 11:17 AM
> To: framers at
> Subject: Find <text> Apply <tag>
> Hi all,
> I need a simple Find-Replace operation, which I thought I asked about once
> before ... but not quite.
> I now need to look for all instances of the company's name, e.g., Acme, and
> apply a character style to it.
> And if I am already asking, how would I apply italics to the text, instead
> of applying a character style?
> I have looked at a number of articles about doing Find-Replace with tags
> but
> they all seem to discuss how to change one tag to another, or how to change
> local formatting to a tag, and not how to look for text and apply to it a
> tag or formatting.
> I saw somebody recommended Rick Quattro's Find-Replace plug-in. I couldn't
> find it. Does anybody have a link to this?
> - avi
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