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Old 11-07-2019, 11:33 AM
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I have a document where the author has used superscript to refer to footnotes. This doesn't work in our system, the footnotes need to be regular text enclosed in parentheses. The footnotes are sometimes a single number, sometimes multiple numbers separated by commas, and sometimes a range separated by a dash.



So Citation Here superscript 19-21 needs to be changed to Citation Here (19-21)

I can't see a way to do it using Find and Replace. I can obviously get rid of the superscripts leaving plain text, but can't add the parentheses since it doesn't seem there's a way to say "replace this formatting but add this leaving the original text intact". Is there a macro that would work?

Thanks so much in advance for any advice.
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What happens if you do a search and replace
Find: leave blank but set formatting for superscript
Replace: (^&)
and with the replace box, set the formatting to Not Superscript/Subscript
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Thanks, this gets rid of the superscript but doesn't add the parentheses.
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Did you put the parentheses I showed in the Replace box?
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Oh now I see! I was doing it wrong. Thanks you SO MUCH, this is exactly what I needed!
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