Replace any instance of the left square bracket character [ that happens to be the fifth character in a paragraph

Article contributed by Bill Coan

In the Replace dialog box, click More, then check Use Wildcards and enter the following strings:

Find What:

(^13????)\[

Replace With:

\1

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


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