Need to Accomplish

I want to clean up the formatting for a Word document I have. I want everything between < and > to be deleted.

I Tried

I've tried using is MS Word's "Find and Replace" feature by using [\<(*{1,})\>] in the "Find what" box and left the replace box empty. When do this, it doesn't delete everything within that range (between the < and >). However, it deletes both < and > symbols as well as every period . in my document.


If the document has < blah, blah> I want everything in < blah, blah> these symbols < blah, blah> to be deleted but I want to keep the < and > symbols. I just need everything between the symbols to be deleted.

  • Please clarify your "current" example formatted data and your "expected" example formatted data. What you have, what you need, and what you have tried just needs to be edited and written a little more clearly I think. Give it a shot with an edit when you get a chance to draw more accurate answers. – Pimp Juice IT May 8 '17 at 17:04
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    was that a bit clearer? – Eddie May 8 '17 at 17:53
  • I edited your question for you and I'm talking about clarifying what exactly you are trying to accomplish. I think my edit is what you are requesting but look it over and you can see how I cleaned it up a bit but understanding your ultimate goal is what needs to be clarified I think if what I edited is not that. – Pimp Juice IT May 8 '17 at 18:02

I'm not sure how to select content between two characters as you describe in your question, but there is a way to select content between pages.

  1. Identify the page number where the content you wish to select begins and ends.
  2. Press F5, then enter the start page number.
  3. Press Enter
  4. Press Esc
  5. Press F8
  6. Press F5 again, and enter the end page number.
  7. Press Enter

I hope this helps or is at least close to what you were looking for.


In "find what" try:


and in replace:

< >

and use regex search. Note, that this won't work if there are no characters between < and > symbols.

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