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    Wildcard find/replace (2000)

    I have a document that contains multiple occurrences of text that looks like this: <nnnn>, that is, a "less than" character, up to four numerals, and a "greater than" character.
    I have not been able to use wildcards to remove each occurrence (replace with "nothing").
    I've seen that a backslash is needed if I want to specify an actual "less than" character (to distinguish it from the wildcard meaning of "begin word". But I can't combine "<" with anything else in a meaningful way.
    Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Wildcard find/replace (2000)

    Hi reckard:
    Try using:
    (<)([0-9]{1,4})(>)
    in the Find box, with using wildcards checked, & leave the Replace box empty.
    Cheers,

    P.S. It should work without the parentheses also. Make sure no formatting is specified in Find or Replace.

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    Re: Wildcard find/replace (2000)

    Wow! (<)([0-9]{1,4})(>) eh? What is that in esperanto?

    Thanks. I'll try this tonight.
    Jon

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