Microsoft Word’s Replace feature is under-used because the more complex the requirement, the more complex the solution. If you’re inserting characters into the middle of a string, there is a solution.
Some Microsoft Word users never progress beyond the simplest find-and-replace tasks because they don’t know about wildcards or they find them difficult to apply. I admit that sometimes the solution remains a mystery to me until I leave the computer to run the vacuum or perform some other menial task, which seems to clear my mind so the answer can rise to the surface.
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Knowing how the wildcards work isn’t enough; you must be aware of how the two search strings, find and replace, relate to one another. In this article, I’ll show…