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Word macro to format plain text using HTML tags

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Inspirement, Oct 14, 2011.

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  1. Inspirement

    Inspirement Thread Starter

    Feb 11, 2010

    I haven't worked with Word scripts before and don't really know if this is possible, but from what I've read it should be.

    Basically, I use a plain text editor when I write on my phone on the go, where I use HTML tags to indicate formatting like this:

    Normal text <i>text I want italic,</i> some more normal text

    Is it possible to create a script that makes words between <i> tags italic and then remove the tags? (same for <b> for bold and <u> for underlined text) and how would I record or write one?

    And also, can I use one to remove blank lines?

    I use Word 2010
  2. Keebellah

    Keebellah Trusted Advisor

    Mar 27, 2008
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    I imagine you could write a macro to that checks this and does the appropriate action.

    You will however have to establich the codes you will be using.

    I don't know if there will be a conflict when you open word and depending upon the layout <i> might be interpreted before the macor runs, but I think it's a aquestion of trial and error,

    <i> </i>
    <b> </b>
    <u> </u>
    <rmv> </rmv>
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