GREP Search and Replace

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Aug 16, 2022 Aug 16, 2022

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Does anyone know if it's possible to search for a (.) period that is between two letters and delete just the period and leave the letters intact?

 

I have a Word file that's been exported out of a PDF file and everywhere there was a hyphen a (.) period was inserted.

 

Thanks,

 

Peter

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Community Expert , Aug 16, 2022 Aug 16, 2022

Find what

(?<=\w)\.(?=\w)

Change to:- Leave it blank

See if this works

-Manan

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Find what

(?<=\w)\.(?=\w)

Change to:- Leave it blank

See if this works

-Manan

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Aug 17, 2022 Aug 17, 2022

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Could you use a basic find/change using an 'any character' wildcard either side of a period and in the change box remove the period?

Although the GREP looks handy.

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You are basically asking for the Grep syntax to work for text find/replace. I don't think that would work. However, why do you want to avoid grep and use text find/replace, any reasons?

-Manan

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