The wild card search is MS watered down and altered version of Regular Expressions.
Regular Expressions is an industry standard programing/search language that allows users to search trough text efficiently.
I switched to RegEx because Microsoft started including it in their Microsoft suit a while back.
The library is called "MS VB Script Regular Expressions". It's part of the VB Script library it should be in the (VBScript.dll) DLL.
1. Open a word doc by double clicking on the BookCreator template file
2. Press Alt+11
3. Select menu "Tool|References..."
4. Look for "MS VB Script Regular Expressions" or something to that extent. Or look for the VBScript.dll library.