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Why does '&' in (Find &) Replace give inconsitent results? [closed]

asked 2014-02-10 11:08:20 +0200

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updated 2020-08-16 12:48:15 +0200

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If I have a longer kind of expression in find, and & in replace, for some expressions the results are correct, but for other expressions I just get the expression words changed by '&'.

I am not sure it should be like that. Why does Find & Replace behave like that?

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Please describe the options selected in Find & Replace window, as @David's answer suggests it may have to do with these. Thanks.

bencomp gravatar imagebencomp ( 2014-02-10 14:29:33 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-02-10 12:36:37 +0200

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The ampersand, &, when used in "Replace" should give the text as used in "Find", IF you have "regular expressions" checked:


I hope I have correctly understood your question.

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