Search web pages for bold text
Question : How can I change the color of text highlighted as bold on a Web page?
I search the
Federal Register for key words (see www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/advanced.html). The
term I searched for is returned in bold in the text of the complete
Federal Register record. Sometimes the bold text is difficult to find
when the complete record is large. Is there a setting on my Web
browser I can change so that bold text is shown
as both bold and red?
The workaround I have tried is to save the
record to HTML. Then I open it in FrontPage
and search for the tag STRONG to find the bold
text. Is there any easier way?
There's an easier way than digging into
the HTML. Highlight the text in your
browser and Copy/Paste it into Microsoft
Word. Press Ctrl-H to invoke the Find/Replace
dialog. Click the More button. Click in the Find
what box, click the Format button, choose Font
from the menu, select Bold, and click OK. Then
click in the Replace with box and do the same, but
in the Font dialog select Bold and Red.
When you click on the Replace All button, Word
will replace all bolded text with the same text formatted both bold and red. You'll be able to scan the
text quickly to find the important items. You can even
save the page as a DOC file, if that's useful. There's
one minor oddity: If the bold text is part of a phrase
that has a hyperlink, the entire phrase will be made
bold and red.