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    Find & Replace symbols (Word 2000 SP2)

    A user is trying to search for bullet symbols in a document (used as temporary placeholders). When doing a copy and paste into the find dialog and selecting the symbol font, Word cannot find the bullet. Am I crazy or didn't this work in the past? <img src=/S/crazy.gif border=0 alt=crazy width=15 height=15>

    Is this at all related to Unicode? Checking the character map I noticed that many characters have a unicode (U+xxxx) but no longer have an Alt+key combination.

    There has to be a way to do this? Right?

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    Re: Find & Replace symbols (Word 2000 SP2)

    Presumably these are not the bullets Word inserts automatically; you probably can't touch those in any way. For info on how to find stuff inserted using Insert|Symbol, see <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=wrd&Number=58415>http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthread...rd&Number=58415</A>.

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    Re: Find & Replace symbols (Word 2000 SP2)

    Copying the bullet into the find box should be all you need to do - the font the bullet is in should go with it. Changing the font to Symbol could be the problem as there are several bullets available in most fonts and the one actually used might not be in Symbol. Try just copying and pasting the bullet and finding it. HTH
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    Re: Find & Replace symbols (Word 2000 SP2)

    Tried copying and pasting the first time round, but it didn't work. Macros Jscher pointed me to are the ticket. I'll be adding Microsoft's FindSymbol to our toolbar.
    As always, thanks to all for the timely responses.

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