Word find & replace syntax help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CrzyCanuck72, May 26, 2011.

  1. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2003
    Not sure if this is the right forum, mods feel free to move if it isn't.

    I have a 50 page Word document - littered throughout the text is a series of footnote annotations that I want to find and delete. The annotations all have the format "[FNx]", where "x" is a linearly-increasing number (eg. [FN1], [FN2], [FN3]... [FN373]).

    I have been playing around with advanced find & replace using wildcards, but I can't get the syntax to pick up the numbers when they get into double and triple digits - it treats each character individually.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    You could try

    And then to do the 2 digit

    3 digit number

    Seems to work on my small test. Obviously you will want to try this on a copy not the original.
  3. CrzyCanuck72 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2003
    That works! Thanks!

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