When using the single-character wildcard ("?") in the Find & Replace box in Word, is there a way to leave the "single-character" unchanged during a multiple-instance replacement?
For example, suppose you have a lengthy document in which you want to [Replace All] strings consisting of a space followed by any single letter followed by a period followed by another space, ie:
where each underscore represents a space (just for the purposes of this post) and the x represents any single character.
And suppose you want to replace each of those strings with the following:
In other words, say you want to replace the period in the first string with a vertical bar but leave the single letter unchanged. Is there a way to do that?
I tried it using the single-character wildcard ("?") in both the Find and Replace field but that doesn't work so I'm curious to know if there is a workaround.