[dba-Tech] Word Replace with wildcard

Susan Harkins ssharkins at gmail.com
Thu Apr 1 08:36:14 CDT 2021

Yes, that's close, but it doesn't stop at only 3-digit numbers. It will
change the 3 to 5 for any number that begins with 5. But it's a good
solution if there's only 3-digit numbers. 

Susan H. 

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Hi Susan

In the Replace window, mark: Search for prefix Search for: 3 Replace with: 5


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I've run into an interesting find/replace question and I can do it with two
searches, but I believe it can be done in one. I should know this, but for
the life of me, I can't get it right. Hoping for a bit of help.

Problem: Reader has a Word document with several three-digit numbers
beginning with 3. He wants to change the 3 to 5, leaving the other two
digits as is.


Susan H.
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