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find and replace unformatted subparagraph headings

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I have a Word 2007 document that has been reformatted.  The document previously contained subparagraph headings (ie sentences that were started with (a), (b), (i), (ii)).  When I applied the new style these old subparagraph headings have been retained as part of the original sentence and the new formatting has added another heading (ie there is now two (a)'s).  Is there away that I can find these instances quickly in the document and then remove them.
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Question by:rrogerson
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by:GrahamSkan
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Can I suggest that you post a sample, so that we can be sure of the layout that you are describing?
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by:Smart_Man
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would be ok to use vba ?
 
like here
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Word/Q_23054259.html
 
 
or maybe try this
 
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100524024640AAM8IaW
 
waiting your reply.
 
thank you for your time,
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by:rrogerson
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Thanks.  I am not familar with VBA but here is a sample of the Word document

(a)      (a)apply .....
(b)      (b)entitle ......
(c)      (c)in ........
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GrahamSkan earned 125 total points
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An actual document would have been more useful.

I copied and pasted your example into a Word document and did a wildcard Find and replace to produce this:

(a)apply .....
(b)entitle ......
(c)in ....

Find: (\([a-z]{1,}\))*\([a-z]{1,}\)

Replace: \1
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