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I am writing a glossary with MS Word and in the text I have interspersed blocks with different formatting. It is something like this (a bit more convoluted in fact):

term /pronunciation/ word type first definition example 1 second definition example 2 ...

Is there any way, using wildcard characters in MS Word's find and replace menu, to select those individual blocks of the same format?

Note: I don't mean finding all characters with a specified format at the same time, but identifying each time a single block of common formatting (enclosed between blocks of another formatting). For instance, if I wanted to find blocks with normal text in the above example, the results should be each time "find next" is pressed:

/pronunciation/

first definition

second definition

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No need to use wildcards, in the search window, leave the "Find What" box blank and use the formatting of the text you wish to find.

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Note that you can also use negative constraints for the formatting:

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You can cycle through the options by using keyboard shortcuts (e.g. Ctrl-B for Bold, Ctrl-I for Italic, etc.)

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