Selective Find and Replace in addresses

Discussion in 'Word VBA Beginners' started by Colin Hayes, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Colin Hayes

    Colin Hayes Guest

    HI All

    I have a lot of addresses which I'm trying to tidy via search and
    replace in VBA.

    Essentially , where there is a ", " (comma space) I want to replace this
    with a carriage return. I use ^p to do this.

    Unfortunately , this disrupts the address incorrectly when there is a
    comma space following numbers.

    Example ;

    John Smith
    11, My Street, Anytown


    John Smith
    My Street

    When it should be

    John Smith
    11, My Street

    I tried using advanced 'any character' formulas , but they incorrectly
    replace the first letters of the words.

    Can someone advise how to make the carriage retrurn active where the
    comma space follows a letter , and not when it follows a number?

    Grateful for any advice.
    Colin Hayes, Jun 16, 2012
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  2. If you find the comma space, select it, and then extend the selection
    back one character, you can test the character for numeric or alpha
    and then take the appropriate action.
    Barry Schwarz, Jun 17, 2012
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