Word VBA - delete all text of Style("StyleToDelete")

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In a 500 page Word document, I want to delete all text that I have assigned the Style "StyleToDelete".

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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
Make a backup copy first.
Sub DeleteStyle()
Dim rng As Range

Set rng = ActiveDocument.Content

With rng.Find
    .Forward = True
    .Wrap = wdFindStop
    .Format = True
    .MatchCase = True
    .MatchWholeWord = False
    .MatchWildcards = True
    .MatchSoundsLike = False
    .MatchAllWordForms = False
    .Style = ActiveDocument.Styles("Heading 3")
    Do While .Execute
        rng.Words(1) = ""
        rng.Words(1).Style = "Normal"
        rng.Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseEnd
End With

End Sub

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hindersalivaAuthor Commented:
Hi Martin. I was hoping there’s a ‘Select all text with Style(“deletethis”)’ and then delete. Like a GoTo in Excel?
‘Finding’ them I know will take at least 30 seconds.
abbas abdullaCommented:

The option to find styles is there in word. ( I tested the below in Word 2016)

1. Goto Find and Replace - Shortcut Ctrl+H
2. From the format button choose style - For example Heading 1 and click OK.
3. Put something into Replace with text box or keep it empty if you want to replace with nothing.
4. Click Replace All.

See the attached pic.
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
The key is wdReplaceAll
Sub DeleteAllStyle()

Dim StyleToDelete As String
StyleToDelete = "Heading 3"

    Selection.Find.Style = ActiveDocument.Styles(StyleToDelete)
    With Selection.Find
        .Text = ""
        .Replacement.Text = ""
        .Forward = True
        .Wrap = wdFindContinue
        .Format = True
        .MatchCase = False
        .MatchWholeWord = False
        .MatchWildcards = False
        .MatchSoundsLike = False
        .MatchAllWordForms = False
    End With
    Selection.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
End Sub

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