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Old 10-20-2010, 09:37 PM
anno1404 anno1404 is offline Advanced find and replace Windows Vista Advanced find and replace Office 2003
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I use advanced find and replace a lot, and continue to be faced with the same problem. Large portions of text are selected when I only want one line for example.

For example is there anyway to make Advanced find and replace select only one tab ^9 or one paragraph mark ^13 within a find field?

For example if I were to search for:

\[\[(*)\]\] (*)^13

and the first line is [[help]]
and the second line is [[john]]
and the third line is [[dog]] cat

Word will select all three lines, instead of just one.

how would I make the coding select only the third line, skipping the first 3?

Thank you so much in advance, this has been bothering me for years.
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:58 AM
Kimberly Kimberly is offline Advanced find and replace Windows 7 Advanced find and replace Office 2010 (Version 14.0)
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Try it with the extra space removed:

\[\[(*)\]\](*)^13

I have realized that this probably isn't what you want... you want it to NOT see multiple square brackets as being nested... but it does. The selection starts with the first open square bracket, and ends with close square bracket followed by a space then maybe characters then end paragraph. I doubt you can overcome that it thinks everything between the first square bracket and the end square bracket is nested, but ... not positive.
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