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    Find Lower-Case But Maintain Letter?

    I can find each paragraph that begins with a lower-case letter by searching for:


    If modifying the surrounding character/s (removing the paragraph, for example), how do I maintain the original/existing lower-case letter? All my attempts so far have ended up with "[a-z]" within the text...

    Basically I want to be able to turn this:

    That was a.
    great shot.


    That was a great shot.

    Thanks for any help!

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    VBAX Wizard
    Apr 2007
    Simple recorded macro with

    1. .MatchWildcards = True

    2. \. 'escapes' the end of sentence period since 'dot' can be a RegEx metacharacter

    3. ^13 for the paragraph mark; ^10 if new line mark

    4. 'Grouping' ( ) around the matching range a-z so that ...

    5. ... the space+\1 in Replacement can refer to what was found in the first (only) grouping

    Sub Macro3()
        With Selection.Find
            .Text = "\.^13([a-z])"
            .Replacement.Text = " \1"
            .Forward = True
            .Wrap = wdFindContinue
            .Format = False
            .MatchCase = False
            .MatchWholeWord = False
            .MatchAllWordForms = False
            .MatchSoundsLike = False
            .MatchWildcards = True
        End With
        Selection.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
    End Sub

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    Excellent. Thanks so much!

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