> I already tried your solution, it only works for a single region at a time
> On applying the same higlighting to second region and the first one is
> Try this (the third command will unhilight the first region):
> :highlight User1 term=bold cterm=5 guibg=red
> match User1 /\%>54l.\%<78l\&\%>14v.\%<39v/
> match User1 /\%>84l.\%<88l\&\%>14v.\%<39v/
> - mohsin.
In Vim 7, you can have up to three matches (using :match, :2match and
:3match). Note, however, that :3match is used by the matchparen plugin
when the cursor is on a bracket, to show you its mate. Or, to highlight
the matches in a single colour, you could concatenate the patterns with
\| (meaning "or"):
:match User1 /\%>54l.\%<78l\&\%>14v.\%<39v\|\%>84l.\%<88l\&\%>14v.\%<39v/
(one long line). If this becomes too long to look at easily in a script,
you can use continuation lines (if 'nocompatible' is set):
exec 'match User1 /'
\ . '\%>54l.\%<78l\&\%>14v.\%<39v\|'
\ . '\%>84l.\%<88l\&\%>14v.\%<39v/'
or even "simplify" the expression logically:
:match User1 /\%(\%>54l.\%<78l\|\%>84l.\%<88l\)\&\%>14v.\%<39v/
Note the use of single quotes because the \ has special maning inside
see ":help pattern.txt"