Re: Search and Replace wildcards problem
From: Bill Planey (mac.info_at_sbcglobal.net)
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 19:47:32 -0600
Unfortunately, the originator of the document is not someone I am allowed to
contact directly in this project. I have already gone through, replacing
one at a time instead of Replacing All.
BTW, are there other such characters that flake out this way? In other
words, what others might I check for that should be something else?
On 3/11/05 5:28 PM, in article
BE5874E1.D7DE%REMOVETHISoffice@ANDTHISstrategists.com.au, "Clive Huggan"
> This is in case your problem occurs in future, assuming you are now applying
> Daiya's fix:
> Years ago, this was a constant problem, but not any more. You should not be
> experiencing this -- I send/receive to/from PCs all the time and never have
> the problem, nor should, because Word files have been the same on both
> platforms since Word 97/98 (i.e., there is no "translation").
> The problem is pilot error -- someone has jiggled with the settings or is
> saving in a non-default format. Get someone else with a PC to send you a
> doc; does the problem persist? Yes? -- probably the sender's settings. No?
> Probably yours.
> To help you further, we would need details of your OS and Word version, and
> ditto the other party's.
> Clive Huggan
> Canberra, Australia
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> On 12/3/05 9:23 AM, in article BE575A4D.20314%daiyaNOSPAM@mvps.org.INVALID,
> "Daiya Mitchell" <daiyaNOSPAM@mvps.org.INVALID> wrote:
>> The @ presumably always has a blank space following it. To Find "@ ", I
>> don't think you need any special codes. Just Find and Replace it with the
>> quotation mark, space. You can type the space right in, it just doesn't show
>> To find the A in ADocument Name will be a little trickier. What version of
>> Word are you in? What factors are consistent that you might be able to
>> search for? E.g., will it always be two capitals in a row? Alternatively,
>> just search for " A" and don't use Replace All.
>> By the way, I've sent curly quotes from Mac to Mac and they've not survived.
>> Zipping the attachment might help, I don't quite remember.
>> On 3/11/05 8:31 AM, "Bill Planey" wrote:
>>> I have a document that came from Windows and I'm on a Mac. Apparently, the
>>> curly quotes didn't survive the "translation" and I am left with other
>>> characters that I need to find and change. The leading quote mark was
>>> changed to "A" and the trailing was changed to "@"...
>>> So that, for example, the original:
>>> "Document Name"
>>> was rendered as
>>> ADocument Name@
>>> The good thing is that the there is always a blank space preceding that "A".
>>> Is this something that can be fixed with the right find/change code?
>>> Many thanks,
>>> Bill Planey