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Can't replace a character symbol

Postby cyberdude » Tue Feb 03, 2004 11:18 pm

I have the following string I am trying to erase for my footers.

n° 66

I have managed to erase the n and 66 but the ° symbol (the degree symbol) is not being picked up by the find.

Any ideas on how I can achieve this?

Thanks

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Postby DataMystic Support » Wed Feb 04, 2004 8:44 am

The easiest way will be to paste it into an Excel spreadsheet in column 1, and the replacement in column 2.

Then get WordPipe to load this Excel spreadsheet as a search/replace list at run time (ie do NOT load it into the GUI because it does not currently support unicode).
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Postby cyberdude » Thu Feb 05, 2004 8:00 pm

It didn't work. I entered n° 66 in the first column and nothing in the second column of a spreadsheet like you suggested but it still didn't work. I even tried just the ° on its own but that didn't work either.

Am I missing something here? Using word 2000 on XP Pro

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Postby DataMystic Support » Fri Feb 06, 2004 8:14 am

Did you use the Excel spreadsheet in the 'Load from file' field? NOT the 'Import Search/Replace list'??
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Postby cyberdude » Sat Feb 07, 2004 7:49 am

yes.

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Postby DataMystic Support » Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:41 am

Hmm.

Could you please send me a samle document, your .wpp file and the excel spreadsheet?
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Postby DataMystic Support » Mon Feb 09, 2004 12:40 pm

The problem is with the degree symbol. Even Word cannot find this text normally, so we have to use some trickery to make it work.

Use this search text:
Rua Castelo dos Governadores, n*66, 8600-563 Lagos, Portugal

But make sure that the Search Type is set to 'Use Wildcards' - here we use the '*' to match the degree symbol.
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Postby cyberdude » Wed Feb 11, 2004 12:46 am

Thanks. That did it.


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