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WD: Control Codes to Use with Find and Replace (Edit Menu)

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SUMMARY
You can use the following control codes and special characters inMicrosoft Word with the Find and Replace commands on the Edit menu(the Search menu in versions 1.x).
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NOTE: The caret character (^) must be typed. The caret is created bypressing SHIFT+6. (Don't confuse this symbol with the CTRL key.)
   Characters    String Matches   ------------------------------------------------------------------       ^1         Picture (Except pictures with Float Over Text                  property, Word 98 Macintosh Edition)       ^2         Auto-referenced footnotes       ^3         Word 1.x: Footnote separator                  all other versions of Word: this control character                      is not used       ^5         Annotation mark       ^9         Tab       ^10        Word 1.x: Linefeed                  all other versions of Word: this control character                  is not used       ^11        New line       ^12        Page OR section break       ^13        Carriage return       ^14        Column break       ^19        Opening field brace                      (when the field braces are visible)       ^21        Closing field brace                      (when the field braces are visible)       ?          Word 1.x: Any single character                      (not valid in the Replace box)                  all other versions of Word: Question Mark       ^?         Word 1.x - Word 2.x: Question mark                  Word 6.x and later: Any single character                      (not valid in the Replace box)       ^-         Optional hyphen       ^~         Non-breaking hyphen       ^^         Caret character       ^#         Word 6.x and later: Any digit       ^$         Word 6.x and later: Any letter       ^&         Word 6.x and later: Contents of Find What box                  (Replace box only)       ^+         Word 6.x and later: Em Dash (not valid in the Replace                  box)       ^=         Word 6.x and later: En Dash (not valid in the Replace                  box)       ^u8195     Word 98 Macintosh Edition: Em Space Unicode                  character value search (not valid in the Replace box)       ^u8194     Word 98 Macintosh Edition: En Space Unicode                  character value search (not valid in the Replace box)       ^a         Word 6.x - Word 7.0: Annotation (not valid in the                  Replace box)                  Word 98 Macintosh Edition: Comment (not valid                  in the Replace box)       ^b         Word 6.x and later: Section Break (not valid in the                  Replace box)       ^c         Replace with Clipboard contents (Replace box only)       ^d         Word 1.x - 2.x: Section mark                  Word 6.x and later: Field       ^e         Word 6.x and later: Endnote Mark (not valid in the                  Replace box)       ^f         Word 6.x and later: Footnote Mark (not valid in the                  Replace box)       ^g         Word 6.x and later: Graphic       ^l         New line       ^m         Word 1.x - 2.x: Duplicates search text (replace only)                  Word 6.x and later: Manual Page Break				
       ^n         Word 1.x - Word 2.x: Linefeed (new line)                  Word 6.x and later: Column break       ^t         Tab       ^p         Paragraph mark       ^s         Non-breaking space       ^w         White space (space, non-breaking space, tab; not valid                  in the Replace box)       ^nnn       Where "n" is an ASCII character number       ^0nnn      Same as above, but uses ANSI characters (ALT+nnn PC only)                  (Produces ASCII on Macintosh)       ^unnnn     Word 98 Macintosh Edition Unicode character                  search where "n" is a decimal number corresponding to the                  Unicode character value.				
NOTE: To search for a specific field, such as an XE (Index Entry) field,use the following syntax:
^19<field name>
When you work with either the Search or Replace command in versions1.x of Word for Windows, you can use the CTRL key to search or replacethe following:
   CTRL+F = Fonts   CTRL+P = Points   CTRL+U = Underline   CTRL+I = Italic   CTRL+K = Small capitals   CTRL+W = Underline characters only   CTRL+D = Double underline   CTRL+PLUS = Subscript   SHIFT+CTRL+PLUS = Superscript   CTRL+L = Left-aligned text   CTRL+R = Right-aligned text   CTRL+C = Centered text   CTRL+J = Justified (all text)   CTRL+SPACEBAR = Clears above selections				
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In Word 98 Macintosh Edition, for more information about finding andreplacing special characters, on the Help menu click "Contents and Index"next click the Index button and then type:
special characters, finding and replacing
In Word 7.0, for more information about finding and replacing specialcharacters, click the Index tab in Help, and type:
special characters, finding
Double-click the selected topic to go to the "Special characters I canfind and replace" topic.

For more information about finding and replacing formatting or specialcharacters in versions 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, and 2.0b of Word forWindows, refer to pages 260-266 of the "Microsoft Word for WindowsUser's Guide."
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Article ID: 95474 - Last Review: 08/16/2005 18:49:34 - Revision: 2.2

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