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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    Find And Replace

    I Am Having Trouble Getting The Find And Replace In 2006 To Work. I Just Need To Do A Simple Find And Replace And When I Type "find" Nothing Happens... According To The Help Menu It Is Supposed To Bring Up A Dialog Box, But It Doesn't. Any Help Would Be Greatly Appreciated.



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Southern Wisconsin
    Try dash find (-find) or underscore find (_find); one or the other should display a dialogue box if the routine is functioning as intended. Note operative word here is : "should"......

  3. #3
    architech Guest
    Make sure the CMDDIA variable is set to 1

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    tried them both

    Thanks for the quick replies... I have tried both of those options and it still doesn't work in 2006. Any other ideas???


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Anchorage, Alaska
    FIND is a valid command in 2006 (I don't have it, just have seen the talk about the enhancements to the find command - see below.)

    If the FIND command has somehow been redefined, type ".find" (with a leading period) to bypass the redefinition. I fthat doesn't work, a reinstall may be in order...........


    FIND now permits the wildcards * and ?. To find these characters add a reverse quote before. `*AB matches *AB. All characters that need a reverse quote before are:
    # (Pound) that Matches any numeric digit
    @ (At) that Matches any alphabetic character
    . (Period) that Matches any nonalphanumeric character
    * (Asterisk) that Matches any string and can be used anywhere in the search string
    ? (Question mark) that Matches any single character; for example, ?BC matches ABC, 3BC, and so on
    ~ (Tilde) that Matches anything but the pattern; for example; ~*AB*matches all strings that don't contain AB
    [ ] that Matches any one of the characters enclosed; for example, [AB]C matches AC and BC
    [~] that Matches any character not enclosed; for example, [~AB]C matches XC but not AC
    [-] that Specifies a range for a single character; for example, [A-G]C matches AC, BC, and so on to GC, but not HC
    ` (Reverse quote) that Reads the next character literally; for example, `~AB matches ~AB

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