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Old 05-12-2019, 04:03 AM
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I use this, checked the wildcards check box, pressed Replace All and it responded: "All done. We made 54 replacements".

However there are only 32 instances of [inaudible 12:34] (with varying time stamps) in the document, and none of them had been highlighted in the chosen colour (yellow).
Once again, that implies the content isn't as you described... For example, perhaps there's a space before 'inaudible'
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When I did the same with the wildcards check box unchecked it responded: "All done. We made 33 replacements".
Without the 'use wildcards' option checked, such a Find could only ever find strings that were literally '\[<*> [0-9]@:[0-9]@\]'! I doubt you have any such strings and that any were found.
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In this document, which is one of many transcriptions I do, I have variables such as [voices overlap 12:34] and [wordguess 12:34] where I make a guess at an uncertain word.
Again, that is not what you described in post #1, where your post implied the presence of a single word. I suspect, too, that [wordguess 12:34] is either [ wordguess 12:34] or [word guess 12:34]; otherwise it would have been found.

Unless you describe accurately what you're dealing with, all you're leaving us with is a guessing game no-one here is interested in playing.
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Old 05-12-2019, 04:15 AM
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Just discovered, when I press Find Next, it highlights in grey perfectly the limits of each example including all varied texts, as follows:

[inaudible 04:22]

[in England 05:34]

[inaudible 06:07]

[voices overlap 07:21]

...and so on.
In which case, unless you messed up the Replace part and/or the default highlighting, they'd all be highlighted.
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In which case, unless you messed up the Replace part and/or the default highlighting, they'd all be highlighted.
No, have double and triple-checked.

The only error I've made here was stating [inaudible [12:34]] in my first post, when I should have stated [inaudible 12:34].

But I'll get there eventually.

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