When editing scientific texts, I often have to replace hyphens incorrectly used as minus signs with proper minus signs (i.e. U+2212). I'm working in Microsoft Word 2013 and trying to use a wildcard search.
So I type
(\-)([0-9]) in the find box, and
−\2 in the replace box.
However, upon finding
-1, Word replaces the text with
1−, i.e. it reverses the number and the minus sign.
Any ideas? What am I doing wrong?