Is there a wildcard for ANY WORD?


#1

Hello, Hivemind!

Is there a way to select ANY word by using a wildcard in the search field?

I need to choose all expressions with any word in brackets: “(anyword)”, excluding expressions with numbers in brackets: “(1)”.

I can only think of searching just a bracket: “(” or “)”, but this way the list becomes too long and includes every single expression with bracket.

Thank you, I would appreciate any given hints!


#2

Hi,

The following regular expression can be used to search a word in brackets that contains characters considered alphabetic in any language:

\(<[:letter:]+>\)
Search mode: Regular Expressions

If you want to search more than one word in brackets excluding numbers, use the following regex syntax:

\((<[:letter:]+>[:space:]*)+\)
Search mode: Regular Expressions

Regards,

Oscar.


#3

Hello,

Thank you so much, Oscar!

That did help!