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Old 12-02-2021, 11:36 AM
wardw wardw is offline Can I use Find and Replace in form fields? Windows 7 64bit Can I use Find and Replace in form fields? Office 2007
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I'm editing a thesis where I need to correct the format of in-text citations, like "Hassan et al., 1994". I need to delete those commas. In this document, the citations are field results rather than ordinary text. Find and Replace doesn't search within those field results, and exposing the field codes doesn't work because the codes contain instructions to generate the citations, not the citation text itself. So showing the field codes doesn't help.

I could simply convert the fields to regular text, but this field system may be valuable to the author, and I don't want to destroy her work.

Is there any way to use Find and Replace in this situation?
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Old 12-02-2021, 11:51 AM
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There is a big difference between "field results" and "in a formfield." Which are you asking about?
A (small) sample of the problem document would help. (A word file, not a screenshot.)
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Thanks for your reply, Charles. I'm enclosing a sample field.
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Weirdly, now suddenly Find and Replace is able to find and replace within fields. I didn't make any changes that would have enabled this, AFAIK. Sorry about the false alarm, folks
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Glad to hear. By the way, what you have is a field.
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