Word find & replace syntax help

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

  1. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    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

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    #2
    You could try

    Code:
    \[FN?\]
    And then to do the 2 digit

    Code:
    \[FN??\]
    3 digit number

    Code:
    \[FN???\]
    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

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    #3
    That works! Thanks!
     

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