Using Special Characters in Pattern Matching in MS Word

You should know that if you are using the pattern-matching capability in MS Word, you cannot search from some special characters as you normally do when searching.

In the normal search you indicate the start of a special character by using the caret (^) followed by the character that indicates what your search is for. For example, when searching for a paragraph symbol (pilcrow), you would search for ^p.

When you are using the matching capability however, you cannot use all the special characters that you normally would. You should, rather, use the workarounds shown below:

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Please note that the endnote and footnote workaround is exactly the same, which means you cannot differentiate between these characters when pattern searching.

You also cannot search for a field (^d) when using pattern matching.

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