Re: Word Search & Replace w/ variable

Subject: Re: Word Search & Replace w/ variable
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 11:47:50 -0700

On 5/13/2014 9:00 AM, Chris Morton wrote:

That worked once I changed the *Find* portion from F* to F???.

(F* was only addressing the initial alpha char, then ignoring the trailing
three digits.)

If you are looking for F followed by digits, then do not use wildcards. Instead, use ^# to represent each digit. This option is not available when using wildcards. ? in wildcards will find *any* digit or character. Without wildcards, use ^? to find any single character.

Your search string will look like F^#^#^# with wildcards off and will only find F followed by three digits, whether as a word or within a word.


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References:
Word Search & Replace w/ variable: From: Chris Morton
Re: Word Search & Replace w/ variable: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Word Search & Replace w/ variable: From: Chris Morton

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