Is It Possible to Use a Wildcard in Textedit

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Laxmidi, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Laxmidi macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2009

    Is there a way to use a wildcard with Find and Replace in Textedit.

    I have: word1 word2 word3

    I need to wrap them in quotation marks and add commas. The final result I'm after is 'word1' , 'word2' , 'word3'

    Is there any easy way to do this-- other than typing them? Otherwise, I've got a lot of typing to do.

  2. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2009
    Not AFAIK in TextEdit. You can do grep searches in TextWrangler though.
  3. sergioteoli macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2013
    Choose Edit > Find > Find.
    Do one of the following to specify the text you want to search for:
    Type text in the Find field.

    Select text in your document, and then choose Edit > Find > “Use Selection for Find.”

    Specify a search pattern (such as all phone numbers, all digits, or all tab stops) by clicking the magnifying glass next to the Find field, choosing Insert Pattern from the Find field pop-up menu, and then selecting an option.

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