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Find - Replace wildcards

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Attila001122
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Hi,

I have a task to perform quite often:

Turn the following string [7] - a number with square brackets into superscript, and delete the square brackets.

Is there any way to do it in one go, using the the Find-Replace option and wildcards?

Thanks for any input !


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Hi Attila,
Not sure that you need any wildcards:
Click Replace (Home ribbon)
Find: [7] (square brackets ok)
Replace: 7
replace12.png

Now click Format and select superscript:
replace22.png

Should work ok.


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Hi Rickyr

Thanks for the help.
Maybe I was not clear...

I am working on articles what have dosens of references, numbers in square brackets, but I need to turn them into superscripts without the brackets.
And I need the wildcard, because in the brackets sometimes there is a two digit number, like 14 or a range, like 15-22, or a list, like 23,27,31, etc...

I am hoping that there is a little smarter way to do it than manually one by one.

Thanks for any input.


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Hi Attila,
You can use wildcards when searching/.

If you open Word Help you'll find the following:
Find and replace text and other data in your Word 2010 files

This has a comprehensive explanation of how to use wildcards and search/replace characters of all types -- explains it better than I can. You should find what you need there:
Help_find_and_replace.png


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Attila001122
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Joined: Jun 6 2013

Hi Rickyr

Thanks for the help.
Maybe I was not clear...

I am working on articles what have dosens of references, numbers in square brackets, but I need to turn them into superscripts without the brackets.
And I need the wildcard, because in the brackets sometimes there is a two digit number, like 14 or a range, like 15-22, or a list, like 23,27,31, etc...

I am hoping that there is a little smarter way to do it than manually one by one.

Thanks for any input.