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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.

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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Suzanne S. Barnhill


I've been using Word for Windows since version 2.0 (1992), and the more I learn about it, the more I realize how little I know. But I may know a few things that you don't, and I'll help if I can. I answer many questions every day in Microsoft's peer support forums and as a result have been awarded the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) designation by Microsoft Corporation. You may be able to find the answer to your question at the Word MVPs' FAQ site or at my own Word FAQ site, so please check those first! Please, no questions about VBA (macros), Registry editing, networks, or complex merges, as I have no experience with these aspects of Word, nor do I have any experience with Word for Mac. Please indicate which version of Word you are using; if you are not sure, see "What version of Word do I have?".


I have a master's degree in classics (Latin), which is surprisingly helpful, though I no longer teach. The things I am proudest of: Having raised two children to maturity, both Merit Scholars, both college graduates (one a philosophy major!), one Phi Beta Kappa (from Harvard!); having been made a Paul Harris Fellow by my Rotary club; having been designated a Microsoft MVP.

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