Delete character
Thread poster: Daniel Frisano

Daniel Frisano
Switzerland
Local time: 03:04
Member (2008)
English to Italian
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Feb 10

I need a character to use in find-and-replace in MS Word that deletes the character that comes next (as well as disappearing itself). Example:


Original string: "Text to be dis#zplayed"

Find what: #
Replace with: [This is what I am looking for!]

Final string: "Text to be displayed"

Any ideas? (Don't ask me why I need it)


 

Tony M
France
Local time: 03:04
Member
French to English
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Can you use a wild card? Feb 10

I'd have thought you'd simply use #* and check the 'use wildcards' box, then leave the 'replace with field' empty

Would that not work? I haven't got time to try it right now...


 

Jan Truper
Germany
Local time: 03:04
Member (2016)
English to German
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... Feb 10

If I understand you correctly, try this:

Find what: #^$
Replace with:

(i.e., leave the "Replace with" field empty, but hit the Replace/Replace All button nonetheless)


 

Daniel Frisano
Switzerland
Local time: 03:04
Member (2008)
English to Italian
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TOPIC STARTER
Dumb me Feb 10

Jan Truper wrote:

Find what: #^$
Replace with:



Doh, it's so simple. How couldn't I figure it out?!

#^? works with any character, #^$ with letters only (which incidentally is my case).

Tony, your option works as #? with wildcards - except that I need to use something other than # or other special characters.

[Edited at 2019-02-10 15:28 GMT]


 


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