RE: Any sample descriptions for using wildcards?

Subject: RE: Any sample descriptions for using wildcards?
From: "Victoria Nuttle" <vnuttle -at- cauto -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 13:46:53 -0500

They way you wrote it out is pretty much they way I do it in all the
documentation I write that deals with wildcards. Only things I'd add is
that J will find any number of characters, and if there are any
restrictions on case in the search. It's really not a concept that
takes more than a paragraph or two, IMHO. Most people know the term
"wildcard" and can apply it fairly easily.

Victoria J. Nuttle
Technical Writer, Creative Automation
vnuttle -at- cauto -dot- com

-----Original Message-----
From: jsokohl -at- mac -dot- com [mailto:jsokohl -at- mac -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 1:33 PM
Subject: Any sample descriptions for using wildcards?


I'm in a bind. I need to describe (in online help for non-technical
how to use wildcareds in a field. Basic idea:
*j* gets all items that have a j somewhere in the middle of the word
J* gets all items that start with J
*j gets all items that end with j.

Anybody done anything like this that might be short, sweet, and

Mille grazie,



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