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Help with highlighting in Word 2003

This is my first thread in here. So, here it goes...I have this question : What do i do to highlight the current line in Microsoft Word? It sounds easy but it isn't...The problem is that i want this do be done automatically each time i move the cursor (either by using the arrow keys or the mouse). The classic solution (3 clicks and use the highlight button) is not an option for me nor i can use a macro since it doesn't accept the mouse click as a key combination). There are many editors that always highlight the current line. Isn't there anything relevant in Word too? It should make it more comfortable when processing large text files.

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Why not a macro?

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Your "spec" so far is... "highlight the current line in Microsoft Word"

The spec is light but I'll take the words CURRENT LINE to be just the entire line and not a sentence. The macro would be the HOME key, then SHIFT-END and then the HIGHLIGHT macro.



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Reply : Why not a macro?

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Thank you R. Proffitt, but as i mentioned in my first post this macro highlights the line(you were right about the sentence - i just want the line) but i have to use a key combination for this macro. I just wanted to do this : wherever i place the cursor (using the mouse) the line gets highlighted...This is available i.e. in my editor for writing source code(dev-c++) but i can't find it in microsoft word...

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Then you need to have someone code it for you.

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Macros and VBA are something of a mystery until we hit the books or take a class. I offered the quick macro cure but I feel you need a step by step click by click example. Sorry I only offer a guide and you do the rest so you can maintain and understand the solution.

Maybe another member will offer more than a guide or idea.


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In reply to: Then you need to have someone code it for you.

I'm sorry maybe i didn't explain well what i want but anyway...As far as the click by click lesson i have already built a macro by myself using the Ctrl-7 sequence to highlight each line but this is not exactly what i want. Anyway thanks for the interest

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That's one keystroke. Could you explain...

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EXACTLY what you want? Maybe you could tie it to your mouse? I have a mouse which their software could issue the needed control-7 on a middle click. But that's all up to your choice of what to do with that or if your mouse does that.

It appears to me that you have your solution.


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I'll explain

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First of all this is a forum for questions and help so there is no need to answer to my questions if you find them silly. Moreover, i am not going to use this macro but some others who just asked me a plain way to highlight each line as they are going to work to large txt files and they don't want to get lost. I don't think that suggesting a Ctrl-7 option would be elegant and would tire them to do it all the time. Also, i don't want sequential highlighting(i.e. i want to jump from a line to another and also the previous one should be de-highlighted always!). And if you want EXACTLY to see what i mean try to download if you want UltraEdit and see how each line can be highlighted with just a left click and no macros.

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Ahh, bookmarks.

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