There must be a more elegant way than this:
but I dunno what it might be. It only works if the numbers you want to replace are the very first thing in the paragraph.
Sigh. Yup, that's the right syntax that SRigel posted.
Yeah, I just figured that out I needed to change the last slash for SRigel's after 2 failed attempts...
How do I mark Helpful...hmm
Thank you both.
Oh, sorry --- I haven't figured out how to paste that code in without it turning into an actual space in the forum window. And I'm not the proofreader I'd like to be...
Again, I appreciate the help. I didn't want to reply "It doesn't work" without carefully trying.
The document is a nice challenge. A parent company out of state won't pay for the local large print version. I take a proof pdf, save as text, flow with styles....it works nicely excepting Acrobat's paragraph returns, loss of tabs, all complicated by the proof having parsed thru a Creo RIP. Native ID export would have maintained the integrity, but it all flows now.