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Working with Wildcards

Wildcards

Wildcards are special reserved characters that match any one or any more characters in the source. Therefore parts of the text that are not known exactly in advance can be found and replaced.

Single-char wildcard

In the Edit Strings dialog select the desired character from the combo box. Use this character in the Find what text. Any single character will match this wild card.
Select a character that normally doesn't occur in the text and you will have no need to search for it literally.

Multi-char wildcard

In the Edit Strings dialog select the desired character from the combo box. Use this character in the Find what text. Any string consisting of one or more characters will match this wild card.
Select a character that normally doesn't occur in the text and you will have no need to search for it literally.

Examples
(? (question mark) is selected for the single-char wildcard, * (asterisk) is selected for multi-char wildcard)

Find-what string Strings that will be found
??.* ???? 01.January 2006

23.FEB 2001
The service * time. The service was great although I have to admit when we went we were the only customers there at the time.

The service was disappointing this time.
<font *> <font color="#FFFFFF" size="2" face="Arial">

<font size="3" face="Courier New">

 

See also
Overview, Setting It Up