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

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How can I Find and replace all text that has a style in MS Word 2013 without changing style on line below

I have a MS Word 2013 document with several headings that are styled as "Heading 4". My goal is to replace all text that is styled as "Heading 4" to ###### and style "Heading 5". I use the ...
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Notepad++ Regex to replace the 4th character of each line in a text file.

I have a large text file and want to replace the 4th character of each line. Cloud you please suggest a Regex to do that in Notepad++?
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Adding or Replacing text within hyperlinks

I am very confused after trying to explore how this can be done. Its very simple but yet cant find a solution. What I wish to know is the following. I have three separate documents, all of which are ...
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sed without regex

I am using GNU SED for find and replace functionality on large files(upto 2GB). Find and replace characters can contain any characters, hence I want find and replace parameters to be treated as plain ...
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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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Regex Replace from Command line

Is it possible to regex replace from command line? Right now I'm using notepad++ to do this. In command line I can only use FINDSTR wich can only locate the mached files/lines EDIT : Maybe it will be ...
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How do I find this character(by unicode search) in notepad++ ﻁ (\uFEC1 and only that character)

How do I find this character(by unicode search) in notepad++ ﻁ If I go to charmap and I pick this character I type FEC1 in the unicode search box and hit ENTER and it finds the character I look ...
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How can I add an additional line break (paragraph return) to each line break found in an Open Office Document?

I have tons of text that runs together paragraph breaks like so: off the wounded, and with the same calmness and composure as before resumed the watch over his armor. But these freaks of his guest ...
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Remove trailing whitespace at the end of table cells

I have opened a PDF file in Word in order to edit it (the original Word document is lost). During the conversion, each line of text and each table cell was given an extra space. Of course, they don't ...
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Replace multiline string by another multiline string in a markdown file on OS X

I want to replace a multiline string in a markdown by another one (also multiline). I think perl is the best option. E.g. i want to replace ## Exercise 1 some text some more text ## Points by ...
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How do I find and replace a character in filenames in Windows 7 using Explorer?

I want to replace all the underscore characters (_) with a space () in a filename. How can I do this quickly, when I have lots of _ characters to replace?
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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 to stop OpenOffice 4 from replacing your — double-dash with a single long dash

I was trying to document some command lines in Linux that use a double dash --option-name and was annoyed that OpenOffice/LibreOffice was replacing the double-dash with a single long dash (U+2013). ...
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Word 2013 can find, but can't replace

I want to replace all double spaces () in one of my Word document to single space (). To my extreme suprise, my copy of Microsoft Word 2013 Home is able to find double spaces, but isn't able to ...
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Ubuntu replace expression in dir and all sub directories

How can I replace an expresion that has a forward slash with another in all dirs and subdirs? I used this to find: grep -rnw "/var/www/site" -e "app/COD1" And now I want to replace: "app/COD1" with ...
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ms excel find and replace @ symbol results in broken formula

I'm trying to search and replace in excel, the column is formatted as 'Text'. Find: [@ replace with: @ Whenever this finds a match at the start of a cell i.e the cell contents start with [@ and ...
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Automatic replacement of expressions

Maybe this can be achieved through (extended) regular expressions, but I really don't know if or how. There seems to be a way to access "things that are found" by using $1, $2, … but I have no idea ...
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How can I convert *.vtt subtitles to *.srt subtitles using regex (regular expressions) in notepad++?

As I learned, every line in a .vtt file starts with something like this: 00:00:06.984 --> 00:00:12.020 (line.1) But it should be like this for a .srt file: 00:00:06,984 --> 00:00:12,020 ...
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Find and replace text in multiple files

I’m hoping someone might lend their time in helping me create a batch file or similar for finding and replacing text in several files. I have tried many “search and replace” utilities but have not ...
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How to replace all matching values of evaluated formulas in Excel 2010 now that the option is removed from the find/replace dialog box?

As of Excel 2010, it seems a basic function has been removed. In the Find/Replace dialog box, the "look in" option has historically had "formulas, values, comments" in it. Now those options only ...
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Methods to remove acronyms from a document?

I have a friend who wants to learn how to remove replace all acronyms with their proper names in reports she compiles. She showed me a list she has written out and it's enormous. I would think there ...
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How to identify horizontal tabs in Excel and replace it

I have thousands of data in my excel file, they are scraped data from various websites, initially stored in CSV files then migrated into Excel. This data is for use of my web server. Now my problem ...
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How to search for two question marks(“??”) in Excel?

As the title suggests, I need to find and replace two consecutive question marks (??) in my Excel file. I've tried the solution at: How to search for ? (question mark) in Excel . I tried with ~?? ...
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How to find and replace line(s) in multiple files using Notepad++?

I have been messing with notepad++ for a bit now and am confused as to how to go about doing this: I have a line in multiple files (Within a root directory) that I am searching for. Example: ...
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Multi Find and Replace Html Code

I have a URL error across multiple html files that I need to find and replace. Currently my pages show: src="//https: and I need to find and replace all with: src="https: Does anyone know a way ...
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How to find and replace on regedit?

I use win_xp_sp3 inside my virtualbox i was mapped all the xp folder destination into my host machine in regedit. and now i need to change the my username and i don't remember all files i changed. is ...
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Use Notepad++ to change under_score_case to CamelCase?

I can write a regular expression in NP++ to find under_score_case. I can use TextFX in NP++ to change case to upper and lower case by highlighting and selecting. How can I use either NP++'s ...
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Find and Replace upper case

I would like to use the Find and Replace function to substitute a number of words which are in all caps, normal style, by a font in which they are in small caps with the first letter of each one ...
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Atom text Find and Replace + Multiple Selectors

(on mac) I know that you can find and replace text with cmd+f and that you can cmd+click to add multiple cursors. Is there a way to find a word or expression using Find and Replace, and then add a ...
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Specific use case for wildcards in Notepad++

I'm trying to prep HTML code for further editing in WYSIWYG editor and I want to simplify the process as much as possible. Here's an example of my string <p>C P U xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx</p> ...
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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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Language in which a character has been typed

I do not know how to find the information concerning the language in which a unicode character has been typed/entered in a document. This issue is related to the fact that one can use the option Find ...
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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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How can I do a recursive find and replace from the command line?

Using a shell like bash or zshell, how can I do a recursive 'find and replace'? In other words, I want to replace every occurrence of 'foo' with 'bar' in all files in this directory and its ...
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How to find and replace a “*” character in a cell without deleting the entire contents in Excel 2010 [duplicate]

I have a large spreadsheet with a number of cells containing text that have a "*" character at the end. I would like to find and replace this character and delete it. This solution doesn't seem to ...
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Opposite font formatting

I remember seeing somewhere an option to set the cursive, also called italics, formatting in such a way that, when applying it to the selected text, the value of every single character changes to its ...
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Replace a nested LaTeX command with multiple arguments

I'd like to replace the LaTeX command \teilseiten{left col width}{left col text}{right col text} by an nested environment. The problem is, that the second and third argument of \teilseiten contains ...
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Replace text when in visual-block mode

Maybe I'm searching the wrong way, but I've failed to find out how to do this. Here's the scenario: I have a list in a text file where I want to insert the same word on multiple lines, here's an ...
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Remove/Change specific Html tags NotePad++

i have found many similar posts, but non of them answers my question. I would like to replace/remove/change open and close tag with a specific key word. in this case i am trying to remove all tags ...
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Find and replace first digit with notepad++

I have a bunch of numbers like this: 001 001 002 002 002 003 003 003 003 all the way up to 100. using the search and replace is there a way to just change the first number so that i could get it up ...
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Unicode code points converted to characters in batch

To convert code points to characters you can, for example, place the cursor next to one of them and press Alt+x. I have a document full of Unicode characters' code points. I would like to substitute, ...
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Excel Find+Replace lowercase after a certain character

I have a column that requires specific formatting for summaries of articles. Everything after a : should appear as an uppercase for consitency Example 1 - Markets: Comment on Ugandan Shilling ...
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How do I replace numbers in specific field bash

I am using FreeBSD 3.2-RELEASE. For example output from last- abelovsk14 1 10-7 22:06 adamov14 5 10-5 22:53 almasi14 1 10-8 22:56 anda13 53 10-6 22:16 andrejko14 51 10-7 01:28 Is possible to ...
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LibreOffice (Calc) | Search & Replace | unable to look for 'comments'

CTRL+F enables the SearchBar (quick search) CTRL+H brings up Find & Replace dialog (more options) I'm unable to find a way to look for comments that are within with a cell (with ability to ...
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Find and replace hyperlinks in a PDF

I want to automate the process of finding and replacing hrefs (not the anchor text) in 100's of PDF files in a Windows 8.1 OS. I am happy to convert file formats so long as they can be re-compiled ...
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Replace all variable links with common domain

Sorry if the title isn't clear enough however I'll explain exactly what I want here. I'm using notepadd ++ to edit lines and data. My data is a list of thousands of links and I found some unwanted ...
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Regular expression for find in files in Textpad

I want to use regular expression for find in files in TextPad. I need to find URLs starting with "Areas/" and ending with "/pdf"(something like this Areas/../../...pdf). Please suggest me the correct ...
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Mass Find and Replace for Pictures Macro - Microsoft Word 2013

I have this macro that is able to do a mass find and replace across multiple word documents. I am able to do a find and replace for pictures (within a header) but when I implemented it within my macro ...
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XML npp search and replace

Bear in mind that I'm new to xml and npp.. I have a large xml file with several thousand records, and I need to change lines to make it work in an other program. I've done most of the transformation ...
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Mass Find and Replace Issue - Microsoft Word 2013

I am trying to create a macro in order to do a mass find and replace across multiple word documents. I have found this one on the net and altered it to also apply for graphics however I keep getting a ...