Is it possible to find a piece of text that crosses a field boundary?
Here's the situation: I'm working with a Word add-in (EndNote), which is formatting citations and footnote references. Under certain circumstances EndNote messes up formatting in a predictable way, leaving me with, e.g., '.).,' [where the '.).' is inside the field, and the trailing ',' is outside it]. I need to search for the '.,', but despite the appearance of proximity, the field boundary lies between them.
I can find the field; I can find text entirely in the field; I can find text outside the field; but I can't find text across the boundary.
Any answers (or creative suggestions) from the experts?