OT: "Find & Replace" in Word (PBB)

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Apr 8 2017 9:51 AM

I have a public domain work which someone has crowd sourced page numbers in the format {264}. The book has over 600 pages, so I would like to find an automatic process to "find & replace" the current format to the PBB syntax [[@Page:264]]

Does anyone know if this is possible directly in Word? If so, do you know the steps to accomplish it? Pretty please? Smile

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 8 2017 10:09 AM

alabama24:
I have a public domain work which someone has crowd sourced page numbers in the format {264}. The book has over 600 pages, so I would like to find an automatic process to "find & replace" the current format to the PBB syntax [[@Page:264]]

Try setting up the following find / replace syntax

Note this will only find occurrences with three-digit page numbers, you will have to do something similar for 1 / 2 digit numbers

This is derived from the work Fr Devin did at https://community.logos.com/forums/t/51122.aspx 

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DominicM | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 8 2017 11:39 AM

Assuming no other {} delimiters

Find: \{(*)\}

Repl: [[@Page:\1]]

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 8 2017 5:21 PM

Beautiful. Worked perfectly. Smile

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