I'm doing some final proofreading and correcting some text in a book I've helped design.
I've had some success using GREP Find/Change. But I can't get it to work in the following case.
What I want to do is find all instances of 'Nature' and change them to 'nature'. (Simple uppercase to lowercase substitution.)
BUT I want to exclude any instances of 'Mother Nature'. (Keep uppercase 'N' in Nature.)
According to Adobe help, I ought to be able to use a Negative Lookbehind expression. I've tried typing in the Find box... Nature(?<!Mother )
But it finds everything... 'nature', 'Nature', 'Mother Nature', which isn't much help.
Can somebody please tell me where my mistake is and how to correct it?
Find: (?<!Mother )Nature
Replace with: nature
Doh! I knew it had to be something simple, possibly punctuation or a space.
But I completely overlooked the obvious (in hindsight).
Thanks, Peter... that was driving me nuts!