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Old 10-03-2017, 11:56 AM
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Default Word 2007 - Wilcard Expression - End of File

Greetings,



I have looked high and low, and I am not sure that such a thing exists, but here is a synopsis of my problem, followed by my question.

I am working with a large number of files converted from .pdf that share a common expression that occurs near then end of each file -- "PASSED:"

This word is followed by gibberish that concludes each file; e.g. --

"A~p~ri~l~13~~20~1~7~~~~* APPROVED this ____ ___ 2017 l ltb day of _v{-p_r_i..._I I ".

These are random characters that are not consistent between files. In any case, they are not not needed for my project.

I would like to apply a macro that gets rid of the keyword "PASSED:" as well as everything that follows that keyword to the end of the file.

My question is this: What is the Word wildcard expression or representation for the end of a file? Does such an expression or representation even exist?

Thanks and regards,

Q.
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If the content following 'PASSED:' is all one paragraph, you could use a wildcard Find/Replace, where:
Find = ^13PASSED:*^13
Replace =^p
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Old 10-04-2017, 06:31 AM
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Yes, and thank you -- I should have thought about it in that manner. My mind found a single track and would not run in a different direction.

Thanks again and regards,

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