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Endnote GREP issues

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Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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Hi,

 

I have a text where there is a space before endnote marker. I want to remove it from the whole book.

This is what I am entering in Find: (\{0020})(~U)

But this expression is not finding the match at all. I have attached a screenshot. Number 5 is in paranthesis which is an Endnote. There is a space before it. I want to remove the space before it.

In the Replace Text box I will enter $2. (wrongly tryped in the attachment as $2$1)

It aint working.

 

Any help will highly be appreciated.

Thanks.

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Community Expert , Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

This is an Adobe special. You're right, space+endnote marker doesn't find anything, whether you use \h, \s, \x{0020}, \x20, or even the literal space character. But ~F, the footnote marker, matches endnote markers as well. So you can look for \x20~F and remove the space.

 

Be careful with the note marker, you can't use it the way you did. To remove the space before note markers, use this:

 

Find what: \x{0020}(?=~F)

Change to: <leave empty>

 

(?=~F) is a lookahead: so the expression finds only t

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Should be 

\x{0020}

See if that works

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I tried \x{0020} but tht aint working

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Well that's for space - so it worked for me. Unless it's not normal space

 

try \h instead. 

 

 

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Hi Eugene

Thanks for your effort but for some reason it is not working. If there is a space after an endnote reference its capturing that but it is not capturing it before the endnote. I have enlarged and taken a screenshot for your information.

I am stuck. Manually will take lot of time. 

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This is an Adobe special. You're right, space+endnote marker doesn't find anything, whether you use \h, \s, \x{0020}, \x20, or even the literal space character. But ~F, the footnote marker, matches endnote markers as well. So you can look for \x20~F and remove the space.

 

Be careful with the note marker, you can't use it the way you did. To remove the space before note markers, use this:

 

Find what: \x{0020}(?=~F)

Change to: <leave empty>

 

(?=~F) is a lookahead: so the expression finds only the spaces that are followed by a note marker but leaves the note marker alone.

 

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Wow 

Thanks so much Peter. It worked like a charm.

Thanks a ton.

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