The Find and Replace window contains a list of expressions to replace characters or digits in the Find what field. They are called Wildcards.
To select a required wildcard, do the following steps:
In the Find and Replace window, select the Use check box and choose Wildcards from the drop-down list. The arrow button next to the Find what field becomes active.
Click the arrow button and select a wildcard from the drop-down list. It is inserted into the Find what field.
The drop-down list contains the following wildcards:
|?||Any single character||Matches any single character.|
|#||Any single digit||Matches any single digit. For example, 5# matches numbers that include 5 followed by another number, such as 51, but not 15.|
|[!]||Characters not in set||Matches any one character that is not specified in the set.|
|\||Escape||Matches the character that follows the backslash () as a literal. This allows you to find the characters used in wildcard notation, such as * and #.|
|*||One or more characters||Matches any one or more characters. For example, test* matches any text that includes “test”, such as testfile.txt.|
|||Set of characters||Matches any one of the characters specified in the set.|