Use ops nav to download to a PC.  Use Word to do a search/replace with
wildcards.  In Word 2003, the wild character indicator is ^?.  So, do a
search/replace with  ^?^?^?-^?^?^?-^?^?^?^? In the search and
123-456-7890 in the replace.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Allen [mailto:mallen@xxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 10:25 AM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Replacing characters

I've got a physical file (actually copy of a spool file) containing
phone #'s in format xxx-xxx-xxxx.  I need to send this to a software
vendor but for privacy reasons I need to change all the phone #'s to
"fictitous"
numbers i.e. change 706-678-9565 to 945-224-4848 or such.  The phone
numbers start in a various # of places in the file (i.e. some might
start in position 33 others 55, 87 etc.) I've been racking my brain for
a quick and dirty way to this without having to manually edit the file.
Any ideas from some of you genius' out there?
 
Mark Allen
IS Manager
Wilkes Telephone & Electric
11 W. Court Street
Washington, GA 30673
Phone: (706) 678-9565
Fax: (706) 678-1000
 


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