Use the Format Stripper to remove certain types of formatting from the whole or portions of text.
Select the text from which you want to remove formatting and perform the following:
If you do not select any text the function is applied to all the content.
- If you want to use the last format strip type, click the brush , which can be one of the following, depending on which one is last used:
- with the quick info text Strip All Formatting.
Removes all formatting from the text.
The text appears in the default font and font size. Line breaks and indents are not preserved.
- with the quick info text Strip CSS Formatting.
Removes the CSS formatting from the selected text.
- with the quick info text Strip Font Elements.
Removes all fonts and font sizes.
After you strip the font elements, the text appear in the default font and font size.
- with the quick info text Strip Span Elements.
Removes span elements from HTML code.
A span element is an HTML tag that surrounds a text.
This tag allows you to manipulate the text inside the span tag. For
- with the quick info text Strip Word Formatting.
Removes Microsoft Word formatting that is not suitable for the web.
If you want to use a strip function different from the last one you used, click the arrow .
A dropdown list appears where you select one of the above stripping options.
Find And Replace (CTRL+F)
Use this button to find a word or phrase or part of a word in the text. You open the find and replace dialog by clicking Find And Replace or pressing CTRL+F.
Finding an expression
To find a piece of text, on Find tab, in the Find input field, enter the word, part of it, or a phrase.
If you want the results of your search to be the exact case as the expression you have entered, select the Match case checkbox.
The expression you have entered can be a whole word,
but can also be part of another word, if you want only whole words to
appear in your search, select Match whole words checkbox.
You can also choose the direction in which to search – Up in the page or Down in the page from the point where the cursor is.
The text editor highlights the first instance of the search expression.
To find the next, click Find again.
Repeat this step until you find what you are looking for.
NOTE: If the expression you are searching for is not contained in the text, a dialog box appears informing you about this.
Finding and replacing an expression with another expression
To find a piece of text and replace it with another, on Replace tab, in the Find input field, enter the word, part of it, or a phrase.
NOTE: If you have already used the Find tab to search for this expression, when you click the Replace tab, the Find input field already contains this expression.
On Replace tab, you can perform the following:
- Change some occurrences of the search expression with another expression.
To do this, perform the following:
In Replace With input field, enter the expression with which you want to change the search expression.
Click Find Next.
The text editor highlights the first occurrence in the page.
If you want to change this occurrence of the expression with the one you have entered in Replace With input field, click Replace, else click Find Next until you find the expression you want to change.
NOTE: You can change the expression in Replace input field and go to Step a.
Change all occurrences of the search expression with another expression at once.
To do this, perform the following:
In Replace With input field, enter the expression with which you want to change all occurrences of the search expression.
Click Replace All.
All occurrences of the search expression are changed
and a dialog box appears informing you about their number.