Microsoft Word/Multiple word search
I would like to ask something on the basis of this question and answer http://en.allexperts.com/q/Microsoft-Word-1058/2011/8/searching-multiple-words-w
I am trying to get an overview of the words I'm looking for.
Example, I would like to have a search of multiple words in a document and the results in a sort of wordcount.
Is this possible?
Ellen - there is no direct feature in word to do what you are trying to do.
If you are familiar with script or Visual Basic the following may be of interest.
There is a way to document if words are included in a document by creating a document using a concordance file. If the word does NOT show up in the resulting index than it is not within the document.
You would need to be sure that all the words in question are included within the concordance file. This is not what you are looking for but may be of help.
Create a Concordance or Automark file in Word 2010.
Try the following steps to create the Automark file.
1) In a new document, insert a two-column table.
2) In the left column, type the words in your document that you want to mark for indexing.
(Note that these entries are case sensitive)
3) In the right column, type the corresponding text that you want to appear in the index.
4) Save and close this document.
5) Go to References > Insert Index; click the AutoMark button in the dialog that opens.
6) Select the file you created in steps 1 through 4 and click Open.
Word will now automatically mark the words in your document.
You will then need to Insert an index from the References Tab > Index Group > Insert Index. If prompted to replace existing index Click Yes/Ok.
I would make a duplicate of your completed document and index the copy .
Not sure if this will help but it is worth a try.
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