(chuckle) Nice Hub. Figure K shows a specified format in the Find What control. In this case, select Bold in the Font Style list (Figure C) and click OK. As you can see in Figure D, Word displays Font: Bold below the Replace With control. Word Find and Replace. Thanks, Shanmarie. I’m writing a story and I don’t think a murderous villain would say heck. Mastin, Luke: The Human Memory, Long Term Memory (Copyright 2010). Judy, thanks for mentioning relationships. I know that there were female smokers, but they did not allow the children to see them smoking. We are always the best age there is. In fact I'm sure I did. Faith Reaper from southern USA on September 13, 2016: How creative and useful, MsDora! I won't like others to think this of us. Thanks for sharing. We substituted words such as "Sugar" or "Salt" for swear words. This is such a nice way to suggest alternatives for those harsh metaphors and explicit language references. Someone else might follow your lead. can store a seemingly unlimited amount of information almost indefinitely."3. Thanks, Shauna. Although Find and Replace is a basic and very easy to use function it is often underestimated. Thanks, Alicia. Microsoft Notepad is included with all versions of Windows and can replace text in plain text files. You could use Find and apply bold formatting manually, but it's more efficient to use Replace. This matches only emails with A-z letters and 0-9 numbers in their login and domain name. Sally Gulbrandsen from Norfolk on September 11, 2016: It seems to me that people have replaced the b-word with the f-word and it has become the norm. This is a good example of fixing hyperlinks in Word documents. “Jeez Laweez” and “What the heck”. Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 12, 2016: What a clever approach to this topic. I was under severe stress but I still do not know how it came out. Get a Free Copy of Our Popular E-book: 101 Words You Won’t Learn at School. Sometimes that's the only option--but often, you can use Word's Replace option to apply formats to multiple strings all at once. Does anyone know how to replace several different words all at once in notepad++. May we suggest substitute, unfriendly words which can be appropriately used with similar contempt? It takes maturity and consideration for those who say it to refrain when in good company. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. I used to know someone who would say, "Shut the front door!" Very cleverful. The following options are available: Provide a word/sentence you want to Find in the Find what text field and the word/sentence you want to replace it with in the Replace with text field. But I hope you enjoyed the lesson today. I tend to say "fish eggs"..pretty silly but it works. Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on September 12, 2016: Thanks, Heidi. All the examples use the Find And Replace dialog, which you can launch by clicking Replace in the Editing group on the Home tab or by pressing [Ctrl]+H. Call me old fashioned! I remember of Star Fox 64’s game. So, God is actually not very good to use as a swear word. Anyway, some of us (including you) were brought up by responsibly. Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on November 19, 2016: Kyriaki, please be ready with the words you choose. To do so, launch the Find And Replace dialog by clicking Replace in the Editing group on the Home tab or by pressing [Ctrl]+H. You can choose between Replace All and Find Next--that's up to you. peachy from Home Sweet Home on September 12, 2016: thanks for sharing, so many F words i had learn today, oh there are so many F words that are not in my list, let alone using them, thanks for sharing. In some cases you will want to not only capture a pattern but replace it with part of its content. I love your collections of F-Words. Fill in the blanks by create new curse words to replace the F word and the S word for each of these commonly used phrases. I answer readers' questions when I can, but there's no guarantee. They can turn off a movie or close a book to avoid the word, but it is not as easy to move out of the neighborhood. manatita44 from london on September 12, 2016: Manatita, you amuse me. Until now, we've been manipulating formats, but we can also use this feature to delete formatted text. Word, thanks for your feedback. We use the word heck, instead of hell. You made me think of a video I used in one of my hubs about "Christian cuss words" by a Christian comedian. In her old age, she began to lose control of her brain, and she claimed that the word was always on the tip of her tongue. If you want to remove the bold, run a second replace. Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 15, 2018: Isel, it seems that you have it all figured out concerning how to avoid the offensive word. I hope many take your advice because I sure would love the day I never hear it again! I'm sure they are rolling their eyes at me, but that's ok. How bug bounties are changing everything about security, 10 macOS tune-up tips to keep your Mac running like a sports car, C++ programming language: How it became the invisible foundation for everything, and what's next, Raspberry Pi stocking fillers and gift ideas for holiday 2020. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Word remembers these settings from one session to the next. You can say dang, you can say doggon. You can contact me at susansalesharkins@gmail.com. If the current selection is No Color, this task appears to do nothing. Figure L shows the settings for highlighting a specific string, but you could specify a format or both just as easily. I learned a few new words today as well. Yea, a new, interesting vocabulary altogether. You got me thinking and I see why! You can search for and replace or remove character formatting. I worked around some people years ago whose use of the word was frequent and ferocious. Linguistic Philosophy. For some reason, I just did not grow up that way. for Scrabble and Words With Friends. Let us explore some example common scenarios below: This matches any single word that contains A-z letters. TechRepublic Premium: The best IT policies, templates, and tools, for today and tomorrow. Click Edit on the menu bar, then select Replace in the Edit menu. We think in words. Let us start with exploring how to do a regular Find and Replace in Word. Still, they are being unfair to the unwilling hearers, because an experiment done by another psychologist Don MacKay found that hearing the word “makes all of us vulnerable to a mental assault . In the previous technique, you searched for text. Unfortunately, most learners (and a lot of natives) don’t acquire the tools to use swear words in an appropriate manner.