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Special Characters - Replace

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:25 pm
by pottsy
I am looking to replace special characters - and can't figure out how to do it.

Example: Replace "ß" with Beta ...

I have found that I can change the font for grid to symbol, but that changes the replacement items to symbol.

Any ideas would be appreciated!!


Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:34 pm
by Abacre
Could you send us ( a sample file?

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:14 pm
by Abacre
Yes. It's possible. I will explain step by step for Beta char.

Open document in MS Word. Select ß char only.
In MS Word's main menu go to Insert - Symbol.
At the bottom you will see "Character Code": 00DF

Start Microsoft Calculator.
In main menu - View - select Scientific.
Select Hex mode.
Type 00DF (or simply DF)
Now select Dec mode.
Calculator will show decimal code for Beta char which is 223.

Now start Advanced Find and Replace.
Go to Replace tab.
Select Replace With action.
Put the following text into Search for:

Replace with:

(Remove any trailing spaces around the texts if needed).

Now you may try to press Execute button.
I verified it perfectly works.

So as it's written in MS Help you should use ^uNNNN
where NNNN is 4-digit decimal code of your char.

Special Characters

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:38 pm
by pottsy
I have used your instructions for special characters - cool stuff, but not all are working and I can't determine why - my guess is I don't have the right hex numbers for some of them.

I have a table of characters I am trying to replace along with a note if they are working or not. Can anyone help me find direction on where to find the proper codes for these symbols? Thanks in advance :-)

(I tried pasting my table in here, but it didn't hold the special characters)