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by CarolJR
2013-07-03 22:40:17
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Need help with PowerFind
Replies: 10
Views: 4746

Re: Need help with PowerFind

Indeed. This has been a very encouraging experience. I'll have to explore the bells and whistles more.
by CarolJR
2013-07-03 14:52:33
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Need help with PowerFind
Replies: 10
Views: 4746

Re: Need help with PowerFind

Oops, just realized there were 2 of you helping me. Thank you both!!!
by CarolJR
2013-07-03 14:49:50
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Need help with PowerFind
Replies: 10
Views: 4746

Re: Need help with PowerFind

Brilliant! That worked perfectly, and yes I'm going to save the expression. Wow!!! I did take a closer look at ruler and found some sneaky little dots there. I don't know how to change that preference, so I used brute force, selecting all, dragging the offending tab off the ruler, and putting in a n...
by CarolJR
2013-07-03 14:28:39
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Need help with PowerFind
Replies: 10
Views: 4746

Re: Need help with PowerFind

No, i'm not using any kind of generated index, just hand-typed index entries. I thought of another way—squeezing the spaces out between the page references, since my indexing software automatically puts them back in, then replacing the remaining comma+space with a tab—but that approach isn't great b...
by CarolJR
2013-07-03 10:07:39
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Need help with PowerFind
Replies: 10
Views: 4746

Re: Need help with PowerFind

Actual dots. I selected the tab character from within the gear menu, so I don't know why it would have anything attached. Also, I discovered that anywordcharacter doesn't work, either, because it picks up digits not just letters. Perhaps I need to start from square one. I'm trying to change lines li...
by CarolJR
2013-07-03 08:26:16
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Need help with PowerFind
Replies: 10
Views: 4746

Re: Need help with PowerFind

Thank you! That seems to find what I want to replace, but something unexpected happened. It replaced the comma+space with dot leaders instead of a tab, even though I put the tab metacharacter in the replace field.

Cheers,
Carol
by CarolJR
2013-07-02 20:59:35
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Need help with PowerFind
Replies: 10
Views: 4746

Need help with PowerFind

I'm trying to learn PowerFind but having a hard time understanding the manual (and the error message I'm getting). I want to replace any comma+space that is preceded by either a word, a double quote, or a period and is followed by any digit. I'll be replacing the comma+space with a tab. What I have ...