I'm trying to find all instances of "et al(space)" in a document and replace them with "et al(period)(space)". In Find and Replace with wildcards, I'm typing:
Find: (et al)( )
Word finds the right character sequence, but replaces "et al(space)" with "et al(space)(period)(space)".
I've tried various combinations of find-and-replace wildcards, but Word keeps adding that extra space before the period.
I'm not sure if this makes a difference, but the text is in a table.
What am I doing wrong? Thanks!
EDIT: I didn't need to use wildcards for this specific case, but was having the same problem (spaces and punctuation being added in the wrong place) in other cases where I did need to use wildcards. I had to turn off Track Changes for the wildcards to work. Kind of an annoying bug, but /shrug.