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I have a LibreOffice Writer document that has undergone a process of editing, and sections of the text that needed to be rewritten were highlighted in yellow. As I fixed those sections, I removed the yellow highlight.

Now, I want to make sure there are no remaining areas of highlighted text that have not been fixed or possibly the highlight was not removed.

It's many hundreds of pages, so a manual scan is unfeasible. Also, it might be that one space or one character got accidentally left highlighted, and I want to ensure I've accounted for them all.

How can I search the document to find all instances where text has been highlighted?

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You can search for text with a particular background color:

  1. Open Menu "Edit" -> "Find and replace";

  2. In the "Find & Replace" dialogue, click on Button More Options, then click on the Format... button:

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  3. Now, select the "Background" tab and select the appropriate color to search for:

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  4. In the "Text Format (Search)" dialogue, click OK

  5. Now, back in the "Find & Replace" dialogue, just click Find.

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  • Is there a way to select my own custom color?
    – Felipe
    Nov 28, 2018 at 22:54
  • @Felipe: i didn't find a quick and easy way to do this. You may achieve this by editing the palette, but this would be worth a separate question.
    – tohuwawohu
    Nov 29, 2018 at 9:24

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