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Article ID: 214204 - Last Review: January 24, 2007 - Revision: 2.2

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SUMMARY

You can use the special characters listed in the "More Information" section of this article with the Find and Replace commands on the Edit menu.

MORE INFORMATION

NOTE: The caret character (^) in the following tables must be typed. The caret character is created by pressing SHIFT+6 on most keyboards. (Do not confuse this character with the CTRL key.)

"Find what" Box Only

The following characters can only be used in the Find what box. Other characters that be used in the Find what box are listed in the "Both 'Find what' and 'Replace with' Boxes" section of this article.

Character String
^1 or ^g Picture (inline pictures only)
^2, ^f (footnote), or ^e (endnote) Auto-referenced footnotes or endnotes
^5 or ^a Annotation/comment mark
^19 or ^d Opening field brace (Use only when you are viewing field codes.) (Selects whole field, not just opening brace.)
^21 or ^d Closing field brace (Use only when you are viewing field codes.) (Selects whole field, not just closing brace.)
^? Any single character
^# Any digit
^$ Any letter
^u8195 Em space Unicode character value search
^u8194 En space Unicode character value search
^b Section break
^w White space (space, nonbreaking space, tab)
^unnnn Word 2000 Unicode character search, where "n" is a decimal number corresponding to the Unicode character value

"Replace with" Box Only

The following characters can only be used in the Replace with box. Other characters that be used in the Replace with box are listed in the "Both 'Find what' and 'Replace with' boxes" section of this article.

Character String
^& Contents of the "Find what" box
^c Replace with the Clipboard contents

Both "Find what" and "Replace with" Boxes

The following characters can be used in both the Find what and Replace with boxes. Other characters that be used in either the Find what box or the Replace with box are listed in the "'Find what' Box Only" and "'Replace with' Box Only" sections of this article.

Character String
^9 or ^t Tab
^11 or ^l New line
^12 Page or section break (Replaces a section break with a page break)
^13 or ^p Carriage return/paragraph mark
^14 or ^n Column break
? Question mark
^- Optional hyphen
^~ Nonbreaking hyphen
^^ Caret character
^+ Em dash
^= En dash
^m Manual page break
^s Nonbreaking space
^nnn Where "n" is an ASCII character number
^0nnn Where "n" is an ANSI character number

REFERENCES

For more information about finding and replacing special characters, click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu, type find and replace characters in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
  • Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
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