Originally Posted by daesdaemar
Do you have any suggestions for where I might teach myself this stuff? I use primarily Word for my editing.
Okay I'm not Nate so parding me for intruding, now to answer your question
MS Word does not use standard regular notation and in addition it's implementation is inferior to true RegEx. But it is still powerful and conceptually still make use of the regular expression concepts
I'd recommend reading http://www.regular-expressions.info/
These two articles are pretty good. They got me started when I decided to write the BookCreator tool
Reglar expressions have a steep learning curve but once your over the first hump, you'll realize its the best invention since coffee. ... Yea I know the saying is sliced bread but give me coffee and regluar expressions --hmmmm I'm in heaven.