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

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Multiple find and replace in a word document

I want to do a series of find and replace operations. Unfortunately, the documents I have to work on are in Word (.docx) format so I cannot script this. These are book chapters so formatting is ...
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VBA Find and Replace Syntax Error

I have a find and replace for some html tags and also replacing pipes with break characters. I need to replace pipe with Chr13 and then replace Chr13 with Chr10 as a subsequent step - below is the VBA ...
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Run Find & Replace tool on multiple Word Documents (Office 2003)

How can I run the Find & Replace tool on multiple Word documents (whether open or closed, doesn't matter to me) in Office 2003? Thanks! OS is Windows XP.
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Way to get Microsoft Word to remember “Find and Replace” entries for auto complete the next time after closing Word?

After you use “find what”, or “replace with”, the entry will be remembered for auto complete the next time. When you quit Microsoft Word, the suggestions are no longer remembered. Is there a way to ...
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Can I search and replace in a Notepad++ macro?

I'm trying to create a macro in Notepad++ that allows me to do a few standard Search & Replaces. I can get the macro to do everything (add lines, add characters) except search and replace. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Replace a regular expression within vim with an output produced by a console command with the expression as its argument?

let's say I have a file with the following content: This is a _file_ which has some _special_ keywords, that I would _like_ to replace. I can do a search and replace of the speical keywords ...
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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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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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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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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 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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How can I search and replace in multiple Word files?

I am looking for a way to do search and replace in many Word (.doc) files (for the purpose of automation of the process). The software I found so far only allows me to search, but not replace. How ...
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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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Find and replace multiple blank lines

How do I use the find and replace function in notepad to delete multiple blank lines in a text file?
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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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How to find and replace the character “*” in excel

I am trying to find and replace the * (star, or shift+8) character in a bunch of formulas in Excel 2007. * of course matches the ENTIRE contents of the cell, which is not what I want. How do I ...
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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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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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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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Excel or Batch - Trying to Automate Text Correction (Many Changes; One or More Characters Each)

I have a lot of lines of text. I can put them into a text file or into an Excel spreadsheet. They need many changes. Here's an example of a before and after: Input: I'm buying one! Only ...
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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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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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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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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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Find and Replace several several different values all at once

I have a file with multiple instances of Text_1 and Text1 and I need to replace both those strings with Text_A and TextB respectively. Currently I'm doing two Find and Replace functions on each ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Add new line after words matching a specific pattern

I'm trying to add a new line before and after a hyphenated word (one or many hyphens) in Notepad++ Input This is a search-and-replace test which I need-help to figure-out</h2> Output This ...
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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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Microsoft Word wildcards

I have a document that has the word "The" capitalised in many places it shouldn't be. I wish to change "The" in those cases, to "the". I need to change any instances of "The" that are not at the ...
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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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Replacing all special/accented characters with equivalent regular characters in Notepad++

I'm trying to figure out a way to automatically search and replace all special/accented letters/characters (such as Â/Ô) with the equivalent regular letters/characters (A/O) in Notepad++. Tried using ...
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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 ...