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vba that detects if text is in front of a shape and changes its color or highlite

I add lots of picture to my word documents and would like to have vba change the color of any word with a picture behind it to say yellow. Ist that possible?
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
Hi,

This could help

Sub HighlightWordBeforeImage()
Selection.GoTo wdGoToBookmark, , , "\EndOfDoc"
With Selection.Find
  .Text = "^g"
  .Forward = False
  Do While .Execute     'Returns true if the defined text was found.
    Selection.Move Unit:=wdWord, Count:=-3
    Selection.MoveRight Unit:=wdWord, Count:=1, Extend:=wdExtend
    Selection.Range.HighlightColorIndex = wdYellow
    Selection.Collapse
  Loop
End With
End Sub

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See example
HighlightWord.doc

This code only works if the word has one punctuation after it (like period, comma, tab, etc.), if not adapt the count at line 7.

Regards
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Dov_BAuthor Commented:
Thanks so much for sharing your expertise. My pictures are floating not inline and they float under the text I chose the wrong words when I saind behind the text. if it helps the word on top of the picture has a bookmark in it.
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
Hi,

Could you send a sample of the file or a dummy example?

Regards
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Dov_BAuthor Commented:
here is a screanshot of a clipart behind or beneath the text Ineed to be able to make a macro that will change the color or highlite of the text so that it is readable against the background clipart
for-kicking-with.png
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