Using repeat metacharacters and defining the shortest match


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Using repeat metacharacters and defining the shortest match

The next class of Metacharacters are grouped together under the Repeat submenu in both GREP Styles and Find/Change. Repeat metacharacters will always be used in combination with other metacharacters because all they describe is how often something occurs. When you describe something in a GREP style, it's going to find every instance of that expression no matter how often it appears in a paragraph. That's just how GREP Styles work. So, the best way to show how Repeat metacharacters work and the scope of a Repeat metacharacter is through Find/Change.

So, I'm going to hit Command+F, or Ctrl+ F on Windows, to open the Find/Change dialog and right now it is opened up in Text mode. And I just want to point out the limitations of text-based searching versus GREP based searching in this instance because text-based searching in InDesign, for a while, has included some wildcards in the Special characters for search menu. If I click that menu and go down to Wildcards, I can describe any ...

Using repeat metacharacters and defining the shortest match
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Using repeat metacharacters and defining the shortest match provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Murphy as part of the Learning GREP with InDesign

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