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Seek and find
When you are looking for a particular word or file, wildcards can be used to refine the search.
An asterisk (*) can be used to represent any number of characters. A search for pop* would return popsicle, popcorn, pop1, pop2, pop37, pop29, and pop's favorite chair.
A question mark (?) is a stand-in for a single character. Popc??? would bring back only the word popcorn. Pop? searches for pop1 and pop2, but not pop37 etc.
That's a simple look at wildcards. Word has a rich variety of symbols that can do quite complex search and replace operations.
Here are some links to more detailed discussions:
<Doug Klippert@ 3:48 AM
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