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Track Changes, the Enemy of Wildcards

Today’s tip comes from page 13 of the 2nd edition of Editing in Word:

Turn off Track Changes when using wildcards in a find and replace.

What Are Wildcards?

Wildcards are the elements that tell Word to do things like:

  • search for a range of numbers — example: [0-9],
  • or to treat search text as chunks of content — example \1 and \2.
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