Question I have read your info with interest as I recd an Word 2002 document which had A for ", @ for " and = for ' etc
I followed your advice... ctl+C to copy the symbol A, ctl+V to paste into Find, with " in replace. ReplaceAll converted EVERY cap A and lowercase a to "
Any help would be appreciated.
Answer When you tell Word to replace A with ", then of course it's going to do it. You cannot use Replace All for this type of replacement. You can at least limit the replacement to capital A by checking the box for "Match Case," but you still have to use Find Next and then replace selectively. In the case of @ and =, you can be a little more daring if there are no other uses of @ and = in the document, but you have to apply some common sense. Assuming the document is still open, use Undo to undo the replace and start over (it's always a good idea to try this on a copy of the document, too).
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