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    Special Find/Replace commands (2000)

    I have the following problem: I have a long text in Word 2000 that contains many words that appear within square brackets [ ]. What I want to do is delete all words which occur between square brackets in the document. Is there a way to do this with the Replace command? The problem is that I can't search for more than one character between the brackets using the 'special' list when I don't use wildcards, and when I do use wildcards, the square brackets themselves become wildcards. Is there any way around this?

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    Re: Special Find/Replace commands (2000)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    Precede the brackets with a backslash to indicate that you want the literal character. So, with Wildcards "on", use this in the Find what box:


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