Delete multiple characters or words with "Find and Replace" at once



  • Hi,
    I need help deleting the option characters of a question (a) , b) ,…) etc.
    I have searched many forums but I couldnt find any help.
    What I did was find "a) " replace with “empty”, then do the same for "b) ", and "c) "… later.
    Is it possible to do delete all question options at once.
    Following is the question.
    You must open the door immediately.
    a) permission
    b) command
    c) prohibition
    d) request
    What I want is

    1. You must open the door immediately.
      permission
      command
      prohibition
      request

    Thanks in advance…



  • @marko-marin

    using regular expression and something like this find what:\s*\w\)\s

    If you want to find out more about regex, I recommend reading this.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • @Claudia-Frank said:

    m

    Thanks a lot. It worked for me. This saved my time…



  • Hmmm…when I try @Claudia-Frank 's suggestion (with the implied Replace with of nothing ?) on this data:

    You must open the door immediately.
    a) permission
    b) command
    c) prohibition
    d) request
    

    I get this as a result: You must open the door immediately.permissioncommandprohibitionrequest

    I thought the OP wanted this (ignoring the original 1. which isn’t [reasonably?] possible to do):

    You must open the door immediately.
    permission
    command
    prohibition
    request
    

    But apparently it worked for the OP so it’s all good!

    :-D



  • @Scott-Sumner

    :-D - that is true - looks like someone ate my start anchor find what:^\s*\w\)\s

    I guess the OP was clever and solved my mistake.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • @Claudia-Frank , @Scott-Sumner
    Actually I solved it by adding “\n” to “replace with” .



  • @Scott-Sumner said:

    You must open the door immediately.
    permission
    command
    prohibition
    request

    and I got
    You must open the door immediately.
    permission
    command
    prohibition
    request

    which was what I wanted.


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