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How to delete first word in a series of cells

 
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Jiv
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:34 am    Post subject: How to delete first word in a series of cells Reply with quote

Hi, I'd like to know how to delete the first word in a series of cells.

For example, I have a vertical vocabulary list, with thousands of words and definitions; I'm trying to remove the word and only keep the definition.

E.g: I want:

vociferous adj. Making a loud outcry.
vogue n. The prevalent way or fashion.
volant adj. Flying or able to fly.

to become:
adj. Making a loud outcry.
n. The prevalent way or fashion.
adj. Flying or able to fly.

Cheers
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karolus
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hallo
Select the Column and goto →Tools→Search and replace:

    Search for:
    ^[^ ]+ (.*)$
    replace with:
    $1
    with Options:
    [x] Selection only
    [x] regular Expression

    replace all


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Jiv
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, thank you very much! Very Happy (btw, it was in Edit->Find & Replace)
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AMTEK
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

karolus wrote:
Hallo
Select the Column and goto →Tools→Search and replace:

    Search for:
    ^[^ ]+ (.*)$
    replace with:
    $1
    with Options:
    [x] Selection only
    [x] regular Expression

    replace all


Karo


Hi. Trying to remove the 1st word out of a particular column as well. When I search ^[^ ]+ (.*)$ nothing is returned.... what am I doing wrong?

I am trying to get this:

Fax: (XXX) XXX-XXXX

to be this

(XXX) XXX-XXXX

for an entire column.

Thank you.
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JohnV
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
what am I doing wrong?
You need to check Regular Expressions under More Options.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!
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