Thursday, September 2, 2010

Some important Search Strings to find the Special Characters in Word

Most of us know the Search feature in Word for letters, numbers and other symbols. However, some of us don’t know that the Search feature is used for finding line-ending codes—for instance, to eliminate repeated line breaks or to find an occurrence of text that is at the end of a paragraph. In this article, we have provided 20 character strings that we can enter in the Search Box in order to find characters and other items.

Search StringSearches For
^l (lowercase L)Manual line break
^pParagraph break
^nColumn break
^mManual page break
^bSection break
^tTab character
^wWhite space (space or tab)
^sNonbreaking space
^~Nonbreaking hyphen
^-Optional hyphen
^=En dash (–)
^+Em dash (—)
^^Caret (^)
^%Section symbol (§)
^vParagraph symbol (¶)
^?Any character
^$Any letter
^#Any digit
^eEndnote mark