Finding character styles in Word with VBA

Subject: Finding character styles in Word with VBA
From: "Partridge, Robert" <Robert -dot- Partridge -at- au -dot- unisys -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 11:17:56 +1100

Hi Guys,

Calling all Word VBA gurus... I'm trying to find both para and char
formats and replace them with other formats in Word XP. I've got an
array of the find styles and another of the replace styles. Finding and
replacing para formats is easy with this code:

For i = 0 To 8
Selection.Find.Style = ActiveDocument.styles(mystyles(i))
Selection.Find.Replacement.Style =
With Selection.Find
.Text = "^p"
.Replacement.Text = "^p"
End With
Selection.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
Next i

What I can't seem to do is find character styles using the same method.
So I've got a sentence like:

[style a]Something here [style b] and some more text in here[end style
b] and back to the original style.[end style a]

Is there any way to find style b and replace with style a with vba? I
tried using empty find and replace strings or using find any character
(^?) and replace with the find text (^&) but they don't work. I can find
the characteristics of Style B (font color = aqua and text = hidden) and
replace them with the normal characteristics, but I'd still have the
different character style peppered throughout the document.

Can anyone help?



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