Operations that locate specific instances of conditions being met and replacing them.

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Find and replace with nothing in MS Word

How can I replace any word of specified size, color, text font... with nothing, i.e., I want to remove all the words with such criteria?
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Replace Substrings

I have a big text file (~80 MB). In this file there are many substring like: 14501,14508,26000 that I have to replace with a special number range. I have starting range number like 14500-26000 that I ...
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Using -replace on pipes in powershell

I want to test out a replace before I use it, so I'm trying to write a quick online command to see what the output is. However, I'm not sure what the syntax is. What I want to do is something like ...
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Backrefence syntax in powershell's sed

How do I back reference a capture group in powershell's sed? I can't seem to find the syntax for it. IE I expect echo "hello" | sed "s|(h)ello|world\1|" to output worldh, but instead I get the ...
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Partial formatting in Microsoft Word find and replace

I want to use Word's "Advanced Find and Replace" tool to find this string: See, e.g., And replace it with this: See, e.g., The difference between the two strings is that the second comma ...
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Notepad++ Find and Replace: Wildcard Varying Number of Lines?

I have a tricky problem. I need to make a minor change to a large number of xml files (500+). The change involves switching a value from 'false' to 'true.' The line that needs to change looks like ...
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Delete n lines following a pattern (and the line matching the pattern)

How can I delete a line containing a matching pattern and the following n lines using a tool supporting regular expressions? Said differently, how can I write a regular expression matching a line ...
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Make all sentences paragraphs in MS Word

I have text in MS Word 2007. It is needed to make all sentences paragraphs. I can go over text and press Enter after each sentence but want to do it automatically. I am thinking about using ...
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Notepad++ Remove Text after String

my text from IEEE looks like as follows: Spinellis, Diomidis, "The Strategic Importance of Release Engineering," Software, IEEE , vol.32, no.2, pp.3,5, Mar.-Apr. 2015 URL: ...
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Find text and replace paragraph as a style

I'm working with a large document in Word that was converted from .pdf so any outline formatting was stripped out. I'm looking to run find replace where I'm looking for wildcard "[A-Z]. " and want to ...
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Replace any number of spaces using regular expressions

How can I replace any number of consecutive spaces, with, for example, a tab in a text editor supporting regular expressions (like Notepad++) To clarify: Replacing every occurrence of one or more ...
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Replacing strings of (Hexidecimal) zeros in Notepad++

I have binary code that have 4 sets of zero strings (00 00 00 00) and also have sets of 3 (00 00 00). I want to get rid of the sets of 4. (replace with nothing.) When I do 00 00 00 00 in "find", it's ...
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How to replace only text in a selected column

When I select some text in a column, replace/in selection will become grey. How can I replace text only within a column of selected text in Notepad++?
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How can I do find and replace with regex on Microsoft Word

I have a document that has (TL by user) all over the place. I'd like to replace this with nothing (thereby deleting it everywhere) but the user could be different or there could be many users (TL by ...
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Find text and replace with index

I need to find a string and replace it with a moving index (in this case find pattern is "replaceThis") For example: id=replaceThis ...... id=replaceThis ...... id=replaceThis should become id=0 ...
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How to use Find to highlight words and retain highlighting?

I'm using Word 2013. I can use the Find feature to pick out words from a document, then Highlight All examples that meet the search criteria. But the highlighting disappears when I try to edit the ...
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Remove space before specific text excel

I have a list of 1000s of different labels and need to remove the space between the number and mg. Sometimes the space is present and other times it's not. The position of the text "mg" is not the ...
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Excel: Find&Replace issue

I'm trying to find out, how to replace only those substrings (in my case it is ,_ where _ is a space), which starts at the beginning of the cell. I suppose, the solution should be like this regex: ...
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Find and replace notepad++ with wildcards

I've read about 15 tutorials on regular expression however I'm clearly not getting as I've been unable to tailor it to my problem. I have one set of code which would be found in many different ...
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Excel: Find and Replace - Adjacent Columns

In excel, after I search and click "find all", I want to see the matching adjacent column values in the results list (so I can compare them). Is there a way for me to archive something like this? Or ...
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Word wildcards/regex search from the begining of line till the first :

In MS word 2013 I'm having multiple lines like: Duis pulvinar, enim montes : magna tincidunt penatibus nec amet a nec tristique rhoncus aliquet? porttitor diam amet : nascetur sociis dapibus ...
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Notepad++ Check line number in search and replace

I am looking at translating guitar tabs into a string of digits! so when I do a search and replace, its wrong... for example Line 1 a 5 is a "A" line 2 a 5 would mean "D" My question is, How can I ...
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How to extract a substring and add it to original string with sed?

I am trying to write an sh script witch receives a string as input, extracts a particular substring and adds it after an specified expression to the input string. I tried a lot with sed -i'N ... but ...
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How do I replace one argument in each formula in a column of formulas?

I have a column of formulas like this: =VLOOKUP($C3,Sheet4!$A$1:$H$50,7,0) picking up the details in column 7, as you can see. But I have now removed two columns from sheet 4 and the pertinent ...
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Place string in front of underlined text in Word 2013

I have a bunch of questions with right (underlined) and wrong answers in a list like this: 1. What is love? - baby - don't - hurt - me where only the part with the right ...
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How to find and remove external links in (Libre|Open)Office Calc spreadsheet

I have a LibreOffice Calc spreadsheet which pops up a message asking me whether I wish to update external links. I did not add external links myself, but did copy data from another Calc window at one ...
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Contents of find-and-replace input shared between programs

When using the find functionality in Firefox and Sublime Text 2, the contents of the input field are shared between programs. Effectively, if I have been using find in one program, as soon as I hit ...
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Is there any reason Word 2013's Find/Replace (using wildcards) would replace things out of order?

I'm using find/replace with wildcards. Let's say I want to surround specific text strings (names of Word documents) with parentheses. Each word doc starts with BP_ and ends with docx. Find: ...
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Replace a couple of strings of text automatically?

More detailed: I've got a folder with data for a game which code is pure text and customizable (M.U.G.E.N). Beside all other things, the *.cns file of each character contains following string of ...
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Need to replace text in clipboard based on a pattern [duplicate]

I have text like: 123*321 (* represents a wildcard) When I copy and paste it, I need to recognize the pattern (123 and 321), and replace the entire string with another. For example, I copy ...
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Replacing several strings in a file in one go

Suppose I want to replace all AAA with BBB and all BBB with AAA in a text file. The thing which looks an obvious solution (in Perl or in Sed) is: s/AAA/BBB/g; s/BBB/AAA/g; But this does not ...
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NotePad++ - How to remove or replace newline characters?

Within my notepad++ environment, I have the following value on a page... test me out </li> I can search and find the ending </li> value with.... \n</li> but what do I need to ...
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How do you Find & Replace only in specific Styles in Word?

I have a document with sub-sections and text. The sub-titles for each sub-section starts with a number. I want to remove this number. I know searching for ^# and replacing with 'blank' removes all ...
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Linux bash, command replace

How can I erase the - from clipboard? I have a script: #!/bin/bash xclip -o | replace - "" | xclip Bat this doesn't work So replace \- "" take no effect ]$ uname -a Linux localhost.localdomain ...
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Delete “unidentified” carriage-return char from a text file

I have a text file containing a strange "carriage return" char. If I open the file with Notepad I can't see the new line. If I open the file with Wordpad I can see the new line. I uploaded an ...
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Bug in Microsoft Word with Find and Replace when searching text containing a hyperlink?

I was trying to replace a text with a email address in the middle of it in a Word document. If I only use the Find command, then it works fine, and Microsoft Word finds the text I wanted to replace. ...
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Sed replace between 2 strings with special character

I have an XML file containing a code and to use it with xmllink I need to remove a link. XML file containing: <xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?> <PackingList xmlns="Link ...
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Search and replace option in notepad++ for making a dictionary

We've gotten several files from a professor who published his dictionary and we convinced him to make it open source and make it freely available online. So now I've ended up with several files with ...
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How do I bulk replace a hyperlink containing a File:\\ command in excel

I work with Sharepoint 2007 and Excel 2007 In SharePoint I sometimes use a hyperlink with the file command like; (file://\\group.net.dk\sites\S01625\stt\Drawings). This is useful when I want to open ...
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Notepad++ replace .|every 5th line with .}

I got a text that ends on every single line with .| And I need to replace the .| on every 5th line with .}
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How to find and replace lines in one file that match the pattern of lines in another file

I have a scenario with two documents. The first doc has lines of text, and the second doc also has same text with different text before and after this text. They need to be replaced. Doc 1 ...
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Notepad ++ Find word and replace line above and below

Here's my example : class Item478 { position[]={14186.376,18.035046,18340.531}; azimut=-134.41499; id=734; side="EMPTY"; vehicle="Land_LampStreet_F"; skill=0.60000002; ...
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Replace multiple strings in multiple files

I think the title speaks for itself. How can I replace multiple strings in multiple files? For example, I have the following strings: home.php, blog.php, forums.php, contact.php, etc. And I want ...
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How can I replace around a wildcard in a regex search?

I'm trying to comment out all of the variable type declarations in a script I have, but I've run into this problem a few other times. I'd like to match a string, followed by a variable name, followed ...
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Vim replace occurences of word with and without first capitalized in one S&R command

eg I have this peace of Java code public String setType(String newType) { this.type = newType: } I select all of it and I would like to search and replace type by model, but regardless of the ...
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Upping all seconds of X value

I have a subtitles file. What regex should I use in Notepad++ to up every line of 2 seconds? 00:01:15,444 --> 00:01:17,613 should become 00:01:17,444 --> 00:01:19,613
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Multiline find and replace wrapper with wildcard inside

I'm trying to put a wrapper around a bunch of fields that already exist. I want to convert this: <div class="editor-label"> @Html.LabelFor(Function(model) model.FirstName) </div> ...
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Notepad ++ : How to Replace as the description

I have lines like these abye/>abye abys/>abys aced/>aced aces/>aces I want it like this abye abys aced aces Is it possible? If it is then please someone show me the way.
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Multiple Find/Replace queries over multiple files: replace one by one

What I want is this (Software can run on Linux or Windows, both are available): Supply a list of files in which strings should be replaced (wildcards ideal, but not mandatory) Supply a list of ...
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Find/Replace high lighting

The default high-lighting that MS Office Excel uses when it 'Finds' a cell is too hard to read. Can it be automatically BOLDed or automatically highlighted, and go away when ending Find/Replace?