Delete html tags or sgml tags or other bracketed tags () from a document without affecting other text

Article contributed by Bill Coan

Use Word's Find and Replace dialog, as follows:


In the Find What box, enter the following string:



Leave the Replace With box empty.


Place an X in the Use Wildcards box.


Click Replace All.

For many more examples of wildcard searches, and for in-depth coverage of how to use wildcards, see: Finding and replacing characters using wildcards.