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I've failed to find an example of _Word_DocFindReplace which searches for formatted text (I'm looking for stand alone paragraph marks that are formatted other than normal i.e. Bold Italic, Underlined). 

The reason being that when converting a Word document to html one of the main problems in the results is that a stand alone paragraph mark is converted to an html space that retains the formatting ...>&nbsp;<... thus showing up as a underline _  in a browser when it should be blank.  I've played around with the script and got it to at least un-bold  the first paragraph mark regardless if it was bold or not but I'd like to clear all formatting from any stand alone paragraph marks in the whole document.  Below is what I've done so far (not much more than in the help file I'm afraid) .  Way down at the bottom of the _Word_DocFindReplace  help  text is this parameter but without any examples to be found :

$bFormat   [optional] True to have the find operation locate formatting in addition to or instead of the find text (default = False)
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <Word.au3>

$processing = @MyDocumentsDir & '\AutoIt_code\getter\processing\'

Global $oWord = _Word_Create()
Global $sTestfile = $processing & "Testing.docx"
ConsoleWrite($sTestfile & @CRLF)
Global $oDoc = _Word_DocOpen($oWord, $sTestfile)
If @error Then Exit MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "ERROR", "Error opening file = '" & $sTestfile & "'" & @CRLF & "@error = " & @error & ", @extended = " & @extended)
$oRangeFound = _Word_DocFind($oDoc, "^p", Default, Default)
If @error Then Exit MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Word UDF: _Word_DocFind Example", _
        "Error locating paragraph control character in the document." & @CRLF & "@error = " & @error & ", @extended = " & @extended)
$oRangeFound.Bold = False
If @error Then Exit MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Word UDF: _Word_DocFind Example", _
        "Error inserting text after the paragraph control character in the document." & @CRLF & "@error = " & @error & _
        ", @extended = " & @extended)
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Word UDF: _Word_DocFind Example", "Paragraph control character successfully replaced." & @CRLF & _
        "Text inserted in paragraph 2.")

 

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We are having a similar discussion going on in another thread. At the moment I'm in the investigation stage.
As I have no Windows system available at the moment I need to check when I'm back in my office.

 

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Thanks, I don't know if this should be a new discussion be part of the other you mentioned.  I had hoped that the formatting of the searched for and replacement strings (^p in my case) could be handled by defining these things prior to doing the search replace something like (which doesn't change the Font from Bold to Normal as I'd hoped):

Global $oWord = _Word_Create()
Global $sTestfile = $processing & "Testing.docx"
ConsoleWrite($sTestfile & @CRLF)
Global $oDoc = _Word_DocOpen($oWord, $sTestfile)
With $oWord.Selection.Find
    .Text = "New Line"
    .Replacement.Font.Bold = False
    .Replacement.Text = "STEW LINE"
    .Forward = True
    .Wrap = $wdFindContinue
    .Format = False
    .MatchCase = False
    .MatchWholeWord = False
    .MatchWildcards = False
    .MatchSoundsLike = False
    .MatchAllWordForms = False
EndWith
_Word_DocFindReplace($oDoc, $oWord.Selection.Find.Text, $oWord.Selection.Find.Replacement.Text, $wdReplaceAll)

 

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I'm fine with two threads. I just wanted to let you know that we are already investigating the subject.

Your approach doesn't work because _Word_DocFindReplace removes all formatting from the source and target range. I don't know why because I copied the function from somewhere else.

I will let you know as soon as we have found a solution.

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I just posted my working examples here:

 

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