Originally Posted by Javery
Is there some sort of variable I can use (like *) so I can search for "*" and everything will appear highlighted so I can cut and paste?
Yep, that's what you need to do. I'm using Word 2010, so these instructions are for that version:
- Press Ctrl+F to bring up the Navigation pane
- Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the magnifying glass in the search bar
- Select 'Advanced Find'
- Click the "More >>" button to see all options
- Check "Use wildcards"
- In the "Find what:" text box, enter "*" (with quotes)
- Now, click the "Find In" button
- Select "Main Document"
- Close the Find and Replace dialog, but don't click anywhere in the document
- Press Ctrl+C to copy
- Paste the contents to your destination
Once the text is pasted, each word will have quotes around it. To remove them, pull up the Advanced Find dialog in the new document, enter one double quotation mark in the "Find What" text box and leave the "Replace with" blank. Then click "Replace All."
You could also write a macro to automatically find and copy the words to the clipboard, but this is a non-code way to do it.