Here you go! I've tested it and it works in my Word 10.
Press Ctrl+H to activate the Replace dialog.
Click More >>.
Tick the check box Use wildcards.
In the Find what box, enter \(*\)
Click in the Replace box.
Leave it blank, but next click Format > Font... at the bottom of the dialog.
Click on Bold, then click OK.
Click Replace All.
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ali
Sent: 03 June 2015 15:50
Subject: [access-uk] Format changes
I am working with a large document and I need to change formatting for some of
the text. For example, I need to make the text between prentices into italic
and bold. Unfortunately there are quite a lot of them in the entire document.
At the moment, I am searching and manually changing the format, I was wondering
if there is any other way to change the formatting of such text in one go?