Find and repalce a specific word within parentheses
Posted on 2011-04-29
I need to replace a specific word within closed parentheses in MS word 2010 with another word. I can find any character within parentheses using wildcards in FR : \(*\)
Then, what I need to do is find exactly the word "and" and replace it with an ampersand character "&". Not the string "and" but the specific word "and", which is always preceded by and followed with one or more words (in other words, is always [single space]"and"[single space] (or more generally [whitespace]"and"[whitespace]).
Also, the expression \( and \) doesn't work since it find all instances of the pattern whether or not it is between closed parentheses, if that makes any sense. \(*[ and ]*\) selects the entire phrase, e.g., "(you and I)", not just the word "and".
Sorry, I don't know how "storage zone" was selected, I meant the question to only be in MS Word.