RE: WORD: Finding all instances of Title Case

Subject: RE: WORD: Finding all instances of Title Case
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: "'Hans Hatton'" <hans -dot- hatton -at- pronto -dot- com -dot- au>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 17:19:06 -0700

I played with these wildcards that Hans shared. At first, I ran the Find
without checking "Use Wildcards" and that didn't work. Oops. Then I did


My search found every occurrence of an uppercase letter followed by a
lowercase letter. This next string found two words in title case next to
each other and the space that divides them. Apparently, a closing angle
bracket to indicate the end of a word is optional here. This does not find

<[A-Z][a-z]{1,} [A-Z][a-z]{1,}

Find a single title case word,


This one will find acronyms,


To edit all occurrences of a title case word to have a particular style,
search with a search string and leave the replace box blank, but replace
with the correct style (from the "More" options). Really neat.

I like this wildcard thing. Thanks, Hans.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+lauren=writeco -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lauren=writeco -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> ] On Behalf Of Hans Hatton
> Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 4:25 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: WORD: Finding all instances of Title Case
> The following wildcard search pattern in Word will find two
> consecutive
> capitalized words. Perhaps you could use that to locate the
> problematic
> capitalization.
> <[A-Z]{1,}[!A-Z] [A-Z]
> Cheers
> Hans
> > > tech.writer1 wrote:
> > > Can anyone suggest a method for finding all instances of words in
> > > Title Case (init caps) in a document, so that I can apply a
> > > character style to these words?


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