I guess a Newbie question.
I like to seach for all text strings "abc", "def, "zzzyyyyxxxxx" and replace it with a character style e.g. abc, def, zzzyyyyxxxxx
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You're asking how to apply a character tag to a string of text?
Thank you. A part of the problem is sokved, I can change a string to a new character tag...
.... if I new the string.
I may have a search problem.
I don´t know the complete string. I just know, that the string starts with " and ends with " e.g. "Hallo", an other string could be "Good bye"
I fixed the "search" problem myself.
Search for *" *"
I just wanted to chime in with one more idea, in case you run into other find/change issues that you can't solve with a generic wildcard.
You can also a regular expression—which match patterns and not specific text. It's like the wildcard character you discovered, but a lot more powerful. You could match just digits or uppercase letters or any other discernible pattern.
For your specific situation (matching any string in quotes):
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