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Is it possible, in Microsoft Word 2019, to replace certain text with an equation using the find and replace tool?

For example, suppose I have written x_i in different places in the document and I want to put it in equation format. Could this task be done with the replace tool?

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Yes, this can absolutely be done with Microsoft Word. Firstly, type in that equation somewhere in the document using Equation tool in Word and copy it like this:

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(I have entered some x_i in my sample document above)

Now press ctrl+F; go to Replace tab and Enter in Find what: as x_i and in Replace with: as ^c. Press 'Replace All' button:

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You will have your text replaced by the equation. See this:

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This is it. You will have your equation in place of every x_i in the document.

I hope this helps :)

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  • It works, thanks! So what does exactly the ^c mean? To replace it with the copied element? – Quaerendo May 3 '20 at 10:20
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    Yes. It replaces anything copied from the clipboard with preserved formatting :) – Sanu_012 May 3 '20 at 10:22

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