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More complicated search and replace situations

Gudrun Brunot
 

Hi gang: Hope Brian or some other tex processing titan out there can enlighten me. Sometimes, I get hold of some text material that contains stuff I just don’t want. Examples include some books I get from the Swedish answer to Project Gutenberg. Some of the books are scans, and, once I put them onto my BrailleNote, I see test strings like {Author:”Jansson}

 

So, what I want to do is: search for right brace followed by any letter followed by colon followed by end quote followed by any letter followed by right brace. And replace with nothing or a space. Often, I use a space as replacement string to avoid words being glued together. It is then easy to search for space space and replace with space.

 

What would be the proper syntax for any letter? Similarly, on rare occasions, for indicating any number?

 

Another situation: I get song lyrics from one of the instructors who teaches Irish songs at the music camp we go to every summer, Rob and I. It is a godsend that he does it, but it requires some reformating, so I can emboss the lyrics in braille and follow along. Most of that, I can accomplish farily effecintley by first replacing all occurrences of two returns with tso asterisks, all single returns with space, all double spaces with space until I get 0 results. At times, I have to use ^k (end of line), if ^p doesn’t work. In rare occasions, neither works, and I have to go to each end of line and take out what JAWS called space, but which acts as a carriage return. Then, things are more time-consuming if we’re dealing with a mighty, narrative ballad. Any idea what that character is?

 

gudrunbrunot.com

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Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

Mario
 

I didn't have to login. the article showed up just fine once I surfed to the URL.

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Sent: Monday, Jul 11, 2016 10:11 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

I'm not sure why I needed a microsoft login, but I just used my hotmail
account as my login.

As far as the link goes, when I tried to put it into an email, it took
up more than one line.
Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>

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*Sent:* Monday, July 11, 2016 7:04 AM
*Subject:* Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

Bill,

I don't know why that click-through link would be
considered too long, as that's what the tinyurl version gets
replaced with. Interesting.

I can access that page whether or not I'm logged in to a
Microsoft Account. I've never known of a Microsoft support page
that doesn't allow open access.
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Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

 

Bill White wrote:  "As far as the link goes, when I tried to put it into an email, it took up more than one line."

Oh, that happens frequently.  Most e-mail interfaces these days are no longer disturbed by that.  So long as the line wrap occurs as a result of "long link" they still see the link as an uninterrupted string and linkify it correctly.  I do hate the appearance, though, which is one of the reasons is like to use text click-through for links rather than "naked" ones.  It also makes it clearer, at least to me, what the nature of the link target is for the reader.

But, in the end, I think anyone who wants to find that support page and the relevant content that's there can definitely do so at this point!!  The assistance is appreciated.

--
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         ~ William James


Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

Mario
 

Brian's link works fine for me.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, Jul 11, 2016 10:04 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

Bill,

I don't know why that click-through link would be considered
too long, as that's what the tinyurl version gets replaced with.
Interesting.

I can access that page whether or not I'm logged in to a
Microsoft Account. I've never known of a Microsoft support page that
doesn't allow open access.
--
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rearranging their prejudices./*

* ~ William James*


Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 


I'm not sure why I needed a microsoft login, but I just used my hotmail account as my login.
 
As far as the link goes, when I tried to put it into an email, it took up more than one line.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2016 7:04 AM
Subject: Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

Bill,

          I don't know why that click-through link would be considered too long, as that's what the tinyurl version gets replaced with.  Interesting.

          I can access that page whether or not I'm logged in to a Microsoft Account.  I've never known of a Microsoft support page that doesn't allow open access.
--
Brian


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Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

 

Bill,

          I don't know why that click-through link would be considered too long, as that's what the tinyurl version gets replaced with.  Interesting.

          I can access that page whether or not I'm logged in to a Microsoft Account.  I've never known of a Microsoft support page that doesn't allow open access.
--
Brian


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

         ~ William James


Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Mario. The original link to this article was too long, so I made the following short link at tinyurl.com.

Apparently you need a microsoft login to view this article.

When you bring it up, navigate to the heading which says:

Use codes to find letters, formatting, fields, or special characters

The link is:

http://tinyurl.com/h3bf3gz

Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mario" <mrb620@hotmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2016 6:10 AM
Subject: Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.


the escape codes or whatever they're called, the ^T or ^P, etc.
are these codes listed anywhere?

------- Original Message --------
From: Gudrun Brunot [mailto:gbrunot@centurylink.net]
Sent: Sunday, Jul 10, 2016 8:56 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

Control-h. ^p once in the What field. In the replacement field, type ^p^p
and then hit alt-a to replace all.



Gudrun

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 5:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

OK, feeling like a dummy, but what I actually wanted to do was replace the
single blank line between paragraphs with two blank lines. The document is
long and doing it a paragraph at a time would be a drag. Thanks

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 4:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

I don't use the wild card option.

1. press control + h

2. enter in the find box carot+t


3. enter in the replace box carot+t followed by another carot+t

On 7/10/2016 5:32 PM, Onwardbob wrote:


Hi Bill, first off how do I activate that "Wild Card" option?
Secondly, how
would I replace a single tab with a double tab? Thanks

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
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Bill White
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 9:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

You must have the Wildcards option turned on in the find and replace
dialog.
Then, to find all tabs, put either ^t or ^9 into the find dialog.
Put a
space into the replace dialog. The caret character is the shift of
the six
key on the numbers row (not the NumPad at the right of the main
keyboard).
Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

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<mailto:fioresq1@gmail.com>
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 9:42 AM
Subject: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a
space.


Hello: I'm writing a legal document, which is lengthy. I
want to
delete all the tabs in the document and replace them with one space.
I'm
using Jaws 14, and word 2007. Can't seem to find it in the find and
replace
dialog.

Thanks.



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Re: my name doesn't appear in posting

Mario
 

thanks Brian for your time investigating this issue.

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Sent: Sunday, Jul 10, 2016 11:43 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: my name doesn't appear in posting

The message I posted immediately prior to this one, where I had all
messages and "want copies" checked resulted in only a single message in
my inbox that had the subject "Re: my name doesn't appear in posting"
and the sender was noted as me via groups.io.

I've now turned off the "want copies" and expect that I'm going to get
nothing in my inbox from posting this message, since I'm its originator.
I'll leave my subscription as "All Messages" overnight to see what
lands in my inbox from other people's posts overnight.
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Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

 

Mario,

          Look at the page I referred to earlier,  Find and Replace Text or Other Items.  The various non-printable/whitespace capture characters are listed in a table there.

The syntax on advanced find and replace has been the same "almost forever" so although that page says that it applies to MS-Word 2007 it also applies to other versions, too.
--
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Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

Mario
 

the escape codes or whatever they're called, the ^T or ^P, etc.
are these codes listed anywhere?

------- Original Message --------
From: Gudrun Brunot [mailto:gbrunot@centurylink.net]
Sent: Sunday, Jul 10, 2016 8:56 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

Control-h. ^p once in the What field. In the replacement field, type ^p^p
and then hit alt-a to replace all.



Gudrun

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 5:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

OK, feeling like a dummy, but what I actually wanted to do was replace the
single blank line between paragraphs with two blank lines. The document is
long and doing it a paragraph at a time would be a drag. Thanks

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 4:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

I don't use the wild card option.

1. press control + h

2. enter in the find box carot+t


3. enter in the replace box carot+t followed by another carot+t

On 7/10/2016 5:32 PM, Onwardbob wrote:


Hi Bill, first off how do I activate that "Wild Card" option?
Secondly, how
would I replace a single tab with a double tab? Thanks

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Bill White
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 9:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

You must have the Wildcards option turned on in the find and replace
dialog.
Then, to find all tabs, put either ^t or ^9 into the find dialog.
Put a
space into the replace dialog. The caret character is the shift of
the six
key on the numbers row (not the NumPad at the right of the main
keyboard).
Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

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From: John J. Fioravanti, Jr. <mailto:fioresq1@gmail.com>
<mailto:fioresq1@gmail.com>
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 9:42 AM
Subject: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a
space.


Hello: I'm writing a legal document, which is lengthy. I
want to
delete all the tabs in the document and replace them with one space.
I'm
using Jaws 14, and word 2007. Can't seem to find it in the find and
replace
dialog.

Thanks.



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Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

There is a "more" button in the "find and replace" dialog which you click to reach the check boxes.

To replace TAB with Double TAB, "Find" ^t or ^9, not both at once. Replace with ^T^T or ^9^9, not both at once. Then press ALT plus A for Replace ALL instances. That's it.
Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Onwardbob" <onwardbob@roadrunner.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.


Hi Bill, first off how do I activate that "Wild Card" option? Secondly, how
would I replace a single tab with a double tab? Thanks

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 9:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

You must have the Wildcards option turned on in the find and replace dialog.
Then, to find all tabs, put either ^t or ^9 into the find dialog. Put a
space into the replace dialog. The caret character is the shift of the six
key on the numbers row (not the NumPad at the right of the main keyboard).
Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

----- Original Message -----
From: John J. Fioravanti, Jr. <mailto:fioresq1@gmail.com>
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 9:42 AM
Subject: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.


Hello: I'm writing a legal document, which is lengthy. I want to
delete all the tabs in the document and replace them with one space. I'm
using Jaws 14, and word 2007. Can't seem to find it in the find and replace
dialog.

Thanks.



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Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

 

Dave,

           The example you give of what you wanted to do is where the power of wildcards really comes in.  Lets say you're interested in replacing any one of the digits 0 through 9 that's followed by a space with that same digit followed by a period and a space.

            Your find string would be "([0-9])( )"  without the quotes, of course, and there is a single space between the second open and close parenthese.  This snags any digit zero through nine followed by a space in the find and the digit found will be available in the replace by the special denotation \1  (backslash followed by one).  The space itself is available using backslash followed immediately by two, but that's more trouble than it's worth here, but isn't if the thing captured is more complex than a space.

            Your replace string would be "\1. " without the quotes, which gives you the digit you captured followed immediately by a period followed immediately by a space.

            This is an incredibly powerful facility.  I only wish that Microsoft had implemented it using regular expressions instead of their own syntax, as this is the concept behind the wildcards, but they're not nearly so flexible as true regular expressions are.  That, however, is beyond the scope here.
--
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Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

Dave...
 


Brian,
 
No, I was responding to another lister earlier who said that wildcards were needed -- not you. I might just have to try some of what you suggested. I was never very clear on the wildcard search/replace. Many's the time I wanted to find all occurrences of a numerical digit followed by a space, and replace them with that same numerical digit followed by a period and a space. My method required I do 10 search/replacements using the digits 0 through 9 in succession.
 
Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 08:11 PM
Subject: Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

Dave Carlson wrote, "First, you don't need to enable wildcards."

Absolutely correct.  I never said that you *need* to, I simply prefer to and think that learning how to construct complex wildcard expressions is a valuable skill, even if not needed on a daily basis.

I'd far rather do a single find and replace command that finds instances of two or more paragraph markers (could be twenty, could be three, or whatnot) and replace them with the desired single paragraph in one fell swoop.  Using the wildcard feature and using ^13{2,} as your find string and ^13 as your replace string does just exactly that.

Different strokes for different folks.

--
Brian


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

         ~ William James


Re: my name doesn't appear in posting

 

Oddly, I still got that last message even after turning off the "want copies" option, and will probably get this one, too.  I need to ask on the beta group about this, since the "want copies" option doesn't seem to have any effect on whether you get a copy of your own posts or not - you get 'em.
--
Brian


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

         ~ William James


Re: my name doesn't appear in posting

 

The message I posted immediately prior to this one, where I had all messages and "want copies" checked resulted in only a single message in my inbox that had the subject "Re: my name doesn't appear in posting" and the sender was noted as me via groups.io.

I've now turned off the "want copies" and expect that I'm going to get nothing in my inbox from posting this message, since I'm its originator.  I'll leave my subscription as "All Messages" overnight to see what lands in my inbox from other people's posts overnight.
--
Brian


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

         ~ William James


Re: my name doesn't appear in posting

 

Mario,

          My gut is telling me this is likely because you don't have the "I always want copies of my own messages" setting turned on in your Groups.io Profile page.  See:  https://groups.io/editprofile?page=profile.  The checkbox for that is the last one on the webpage and is not checked by default.  Your posts all show up with you as the originator on the web interface.  I haven't ever had that feature activated, and I just activated it and tweaked my subscription to "All Messages" so that I will get a copy of this one.  I suspect I may get two, the one that posts to the group, that uses the main@jfw.groups.io address as well as my copy to myself, which I believe will probably have my own e-mail address.

          I'll post back about what shows up in my inbox from this experiment and will promptly disable e-mail delivery after this little experiment is done.

--
Brian


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

         ~ William James


Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

 

Dave Carlson wrote, "First, you don't need to enable wildcards."

Absolutely correct.  I never said that you *need* to, I simply prefer to and think that learning how to construct complex wildcard expressions is a valuable skill, even if not needed on a daily basis.

I'd far rather do a single find and replace command that finds instances of two or more paragraph markers (could be twenty, could be three, or whatnot) and replace them with the desired single paragraph in one fell swoop.  Using the wildcard feature and using ^13{2,} as your find string and ^13 as your replace string does just exactly that.

Different strokes for different folks.

--
Brian


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

         ~ William James


Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

Dave...
 

Okay,

Search: ^p Replace: ^p^p
Alt+a.
Do this only once.

Then you might want to replace any excess via the following:
Search: ^p^p^p Replace: ^p^p
Alt+a
Repeat the Alt+a until zero replacements found.

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----
From: "Onwardbob" <onwardbob@roadrunner.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 05:35 PM
Subject: Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.


OK, feeling like a dummy, but what I actually wanted to do was replace the
single blank line between paragraphs with two blank lines. The document is
long and doing it a paragraph at a time would be a drag. Thanks

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 4:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

I don't use the wild card option.

1. press control + h

2. enter in the find box carot+t


3. enter in the replace box carot+t followed by another carot+t

On 7/10/2016 5:32 PM, Onwardbob wrote:


Hi Bill, first off how do I activate that "Wild Card" option?
Secondly, how
would I replace a single tab with a double tab? Thanks

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Bill White
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 9:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

You must have the Wildcards option turned on in the find and replace
dialog.
Then, to find all tabs, put either ^t or ^9 into the find dialog.
Put a
space into the replace dialog. The caret character is the shift of
the six
key on the numbers row (not the NumPad at the right of the main
keyboard).
Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

----- Original Message -----
From: John J. Fioravanti, Jr. <mailto:fioresq1@gmail.com>
<mailto:fioresq1@gmail.com>
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 9:42 AM
Subject: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a
space.


Hello: I'm writing a legal document, which is lengthy. I
want to
delete all the tabs in the document and replace them with one space.
I'm
using Jaws 14, and word 2007. Can't seem to find it in the find and
replace
dialog.

Thanks.



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Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

Dave...
 

First, you don't need to enable wildcards. Second, to replace a double tab
with a single tab, do the following:

Search: ^t^t
Replace: ^t
Alt+a.

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----
From: "Onwardbob" <onwardbob@roadrunner.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 02:32 PM
Subject: Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.


Hi Bill, first off how do I activate that "Wild Card" option? Secondly, how
would I replace a single tab with a double tab? Thanks

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 9:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

You must have the Wildcards option turned on in the find and replace dialog.
Then, to find all tabs, put either ^t or ^9 into the find dialog. Put a
space into the replace dialog. The caret character is the shift of the six
key on the numbers row (not the NumPad at the right of the main keyboard).
Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

----- Original Message -----
From: John J. Fioravanti, Jr. <mailto:fioresq1@gmail.com>
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 9:42 AM
Subject: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.


Hello: I'm writing a legal document, which is lengthy. I want to
delete all the tabs in the document and replace them with one space. I'm
using Jaws 14, and word 2007. Can't seem to find it in the find and replace
dialog.

Thanks.



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Re: Microsoft word 2007, and replacing tabs with a space.

 

A couple of notes.  Some of the special character specifiers, e.g., ^p for paragraph break, only work if the "Use wildcards" checkbox is not checked.  See the Microsoft Office Microsoft Word 2007 Support document entitled, Find and Replace Text or Other Items, specifically search for the section that starts with, "Use codes to find letters, formatting, fields, or special characters" to find this note and that ^13 can be used in place of it whether or not wildcards is on.

The step-by-step instructions below were written for a former client who was trying to replace all instances of 2 or more spaces between words with a single space, but the principle applies to any character and can be extended to other special characters as well.  Definitely check out the details regarding all the various ways you can put wildcard expressions together and additional special characters in the above referenced support page.

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To find and replace multiple spaces between words with a single space instead:

1.     CTRL+H    brings up Replace Dialog

2.     If you haven’t done the following two steps yet, then do them,  otherwise skip directly to step 3

a.     ALT+M   show More options

b.     ALT+U    listen for JAWS to say, “use wildcards checkbox checked”

3.     ALT+N   Find What edit combo box where you enter the search criteria

4.     Space, followed by {, followed by the number 2, followed by a comma, followed by }

5.     TAB   to jump to Replace With edit combo box

6.     Space   which is the single character you want to replace the multiple spaces with

7.     ALT+A  Replace All instances of multiple spaces with a single space

8.     OK button on dialog telling you how many replacements were made

9.     ALT+F4   Close the Replace Dialog

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Brian


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