Anybody care to tackle my issue? I have an index in which I'd like to Find/Change all the entries with a character style, but stop the GREP expression before the tab, leader, page numb. They vary though. Here are 3 indexed examples:
Is there any way to constrict this to just the characters and digits, then stopping before the tab? I achieved it in another index whose entries are 7-digits only with this expression: ^(\d+)
The return constricted it so that search did not find the page numbers after the tabs.
It's not clear waht part of those three very different strings you want to find...
That said, if you want to style everythign up to the first tab character, why not just use a nested style? you don't need GREP for that at all.
It looks to me like the answer to that is no. When I copy a bookmark and paste it into the dialog (there is no listing for it under markers in the dropdown, and I can't find a metacharacter listed in my references) it pastes in as an index marker, but it isn't an index marker, and it does not get found.
Download this handy look-up guide: "GREP and Metacharacters in the InDesign CS6 Find/Change dialog" available here: