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If I understand right, you are looking to search for an exact string that contains more than one format. In the example we find normal-style characters mixed with italic-style characters. Unfortunately, Word can only search for text that is mono-format. That's the only option that is possible using the Word Find dialog.


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Find and Replace. Check the Search Option box "Use Wildcards." Instead of ^p^p use the ANSI code for paragraph mark: ^013{2,} A curly bracket is a quantifier so {2,4} matches 2 to 4 breaks and {2,} just means 2 or more. Thanks to https://intelligentediting.com/blog/replacing-double-paragraph-breaks-with-a-wildcard-search/ and more details are ...


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Note the second link ("about stopping searches at the first positive in a path tree") is not really relevant because a solution that ignores it may empty ./path/to/foo/again/foo and then empty ./path/to/foo; or it may empty ./path/to/foo first and not get to ./path/to/foo/again/foo at all (because this path does not exist now). In any case the goal ...


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