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Subject:Re: Sophisticated searches in WORD From:"Bergerson, Carl A" <Carl -dot- Bergerson -at- UNISYS -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 6 Mar 1998 08:11:41 -0500
> >In the Find What box type
> >[!A-Za-z0-9 ]
> >and then select Use Pattern Matching.
> There's a great book called "Mastering Regular Expressions" by
> Jeffrey Friedl (O'Reilly, 1997, ISBN 1-56592-257-3). If you want
> to do this kind of pattern matching, it's a good place to start.
A warning--although Unix's "regular expression" roughly equates
to Microsoft's "pattern matching," they are not equivalent. For example
the [!A-Za-z0-9 ] cited above for Word is [^A-Za-z0-9 ] when used with