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Finding and replacing RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    How can I find and replace below two in Word please?

    [Something]![something2]![myfield]      replaced with        @MyField

    [My Field]      replaced with       MyField

    Thanks

    Regards

    Tuesday, December 24, 2019 9:30 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Are you trying to find and replace your custom fields in Word?

    You can search for a special field using the following method:

    1. Make sure field codes are showing in your document. If not, press Alt+F9 to display them.
    2. Press Ctrl+H or Click Replace on Home tab. Word displays the Replace tab of the Find and Replace dialog box. 
    3. In the Find What box, type either ^d or ^19. This is the code to find the opening field brace.
    4. Type a space followed by the field name. 
    5. If available, click the More button.
    6. Make sure no formatting is being searched for, and that no other check boxes in the dialog box are selected.
    7. Click on Replace/Replace All.

    In addition, you can follow Jay Freedman's suggestion in the thread Find and Replace with Quick Parts to have a check.

    If you have any updates, feel free to post back to let us know.

    Best Regards,

    Herb


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    Wednesday, December 25, 2019 9:42 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Are you trying to find and replace your custom fields in Word?

    You can search for a special field using the following method:

    1. Make sure field codes are showing in your document. If not, press Alt+F9 to display them.
    2. Press Ctrl+H or Click Replace on Home tab. Word displays the Replace tab of the Find and Replace dialog box. 
    3. In the Find What box, type either ^d or ^19. This is the code to find the opening field brace.
    4. Type a space followed by the field name. 
    5. If available, click the More button.
    6. Make sure no formatting is being searched for, and that no other check boxes in the dialog box are selected.
    7. Click on Replace/Replace All.

    In addition, you can follow Jay Freedman's suggestion in the thread Find and Replace with Quick Parts to have a check.

    If you have any updates, feel free to post back to let us know.

    Best Regards,

    Herb


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they helped. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnsf@microsoft.com.

    Click here to learn more. Visit the dedicated forum to share, explore and talk to experts about Microsoft Office 2019.

    Wednesday, December 25, 2019 9:42 AM
  • Hi,

    I am checking the status of this issue. Do you have any update for it?

    If the replies are helpful to this question, please remember to mark them as answers. Your action would be helpful to other users who encounter the same issue and read this thread. Thanks for your understanding.

    Anything unclear or any questions, feel free to post them back to let us know. I will be glad to follow up and help you.

    Best Regards,

    Herb


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    Monday, January 6, 2020 10:10 AM