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Lets you to easily find and replace text with other formatting in Docs.
Listing updated:April 29, 2022
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Overview
Advanced Find & Replace for Google Docs™ revolutionizes your experience by saving your time to search and replace items such as text and/or/with formatting. Also lets you to extend your search by using regular expressions to find words or phrases that contain specific characters or combinations of characters.

Free features:
- Paragraph tools

Trial limitations: 30 attempts

Features:
- Find and replace formatting with regular expressions
- Find using AND, OR, NOT formatting conditions
- Replace with escape characters
- Replace text or with formatting (below)
- Find & Replace with formatting such as
	* bold
	* italic
	* underline
	* strikethrough
	* normal
	* subscript
	* superscript
	* font name
	* font size
	* background color
	* foreground color
	* link url

- Remove all
	* Images
	* Text Links
	* Tables
	* Tables but keep text
	* Paragraphs
	* Page Breaks
	* Drawings
	* List Items
	* Text
	* Equations
	* Text Color
	* Highlight Color
	* Line Breaks (new lines)

- Paragraph tools (##)
	* Pattern matcher
	* Find and set line spacing
	* Paragraph styles

## - Without selective text (free tool)
Additional information
PricingPaid with a free trial
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Trader status unspecified
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Advanced Find & Replace for Docs will need access to your Google account
This will allow Advanced Find & Replace for Docs to :
View and manage documents that this application has been installed in
Display and run third-party web content in prompts and sidebars inside Google applications
See your primary Google Account email address
See your personal info, including any personal info you've made publicly available
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A User of Advanced Find & Replace for Docs
November 28, 2016
I regularly type up songs for a ukulele club in a format that has the chord names in square brackets, in bold and red text. It is tedious to go through a document and put these in, even using copy and paste. This add-on makes it a breeze. I can type chords as [c] for example and then find and replace all to make this an upper case C in red and bold. Will save lots of time. A great add-on.
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A User of Advanced Find & Replace for Docs
September 3, 2018
This add-on was really good! It worked PERFECTLY when I used it a few months ago. The only problem is that, now, the same thing can be done with control-F while docs is in focus, then pressing the three dots, rendering this add-on useless. I honestly don't understand why it's ratings are so bad. Even if the full version was a bit overpriced, the add-on itself worked perfectly.
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A User of Advanced Find & Replace for Docs
March 9, 2019
I don't know why people are rating this 1 or 2 stars. It's a total productivity hack, and the 30 search limit isn't a big deal (psst, you could probably uninstall and reinstall to reset it, haven't tried it though). Does exactly what I want, without errors that other users got.
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Corey Butler
August 17, 2022
This application used to be awesome. I happily paid for a LIFETIME license to use at work. I have correspondence with the developer that he would change it to my personal account if I left that position. Great! Fast forward, I leave the position, and the developer says he will not change it over *AND* if I want the functionality (that I already bought a lifetime license for) I would need to pay monthly. The audacity.
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A User of Advanced Find & Replace for Docs
September 25, 2018
This add-on is GREAT. I do all my work with google docs, which we all know have some shortcomings. This Ad-on {Advanced Find and Replace} is exactly what I needed to tidy up my documents that had various editing trails I left behind when working on documents. e.g. search via formats (highlight colour, font etc..) Highly recommend this Ad-On and one more thing..... The support I got when I encounted a document related issue was fantastic. A little too technical, but speedy and helpful.
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A User of Advanced Find & Replace for Docs
July 28, 2018
This is a really good addition to Google Docs and works perfectly in Google Chrome. I am happy to pay a nominal fee ($6) for really great software like this.
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A User of Advanced Find & Replace for Docs
February 7, 2017
A major flaw in Google Docs is the inability to perform find/replace with formatting. This is something we commonly find in other word applications such as Word and Libre Office, but Google Docs is woefully incapable of it. Because that is functionality that is absolutely required for my workflow, I needed an add-on that could have that ability. Advance Find & Replace dies exactly that, and it has made my workflow streamlined. I know that when first installing the add-on it can be off putting that there are only a certain amount of searches/changes one can perform, but that is because this is a paid add-on and that is a trial. For a cheap $5, one can have lifetime access to this add-on, and it's pocket change in the greater scheme of things considering the simple action of being able to do something that we probably take for granted in other word applications. I also found that the developer provided prompt and excellent customer service. I love this add-on, and I'm still in disbelief that Google Docs doesn't have this functionality built-in already!
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A User of Advanced Find & Replace for Docs
June 12, 2019
I love this add-on, but I am most impressed with the customer service I received! I was having an issue, and when I wrote the developer (Darren) a message through his site, he wrote me an email within 8 hours! He even filmed a short tutorial video showing me how to resolve the issue! I can definitely give this add-on 5 stars now! My only suggestion is that in the description of the add-on and all of its features, perhaps the developer could add a list of formulas commonly used (I have never been formally trained in tech, so I learn everything by looking it up on the internet). For example, I looked up online how to change the formatting of everything within brackets. \[.*\] However, this would end up changing the formatting on ALL of the text between two different sets of brackets. Darren helped me by providing me with the correct formula for this \[[a-zA-Z]*\] If not for his assistance via email. I don't know how I would have found this formula. I Googled all over the place looking for it! So a list of useful formulas and what they do would be great for people who are not as experienced in technology. Anyway, I now give this add-on a full 5 stars! If you try it and you have ANY issues, just write Darren (through his site), and I'm confident that he will provide you a speedy solution! Thanks for this great tool! It's going to save me SO MUCH TIME!
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A User of Advanced Find & Replace for Docs
November 12, 2017
I was hesitant about the 6 dollars, because broke, but there really is nothing that fills this this niche. It helps me find crutch words in my writing to help me improve when I edit. It does hang up sometimes but that may have to do with the length of my documents and the number of times I use a word I'm trying to highlight. The only thing I wish it had was an "undo" button because of how many times I accidentally change a word to the wrong one when I highlight.
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A User of Advanced Find & Replace for Docs
June 21, 2016
It works great, but it's not really free, there is a trial period. Only 15 uses. If it's not free, don't claim that it is free.
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