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Can't replace a character symbol

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I have the following string I am trying to erase for my footers.

n° 66

I have managed to erase the n and 66 but the ° symbol (the degree symbol) is not being picked up by the find.

Any ideas on how I can achieve this?

Thanks
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The easiest way will be to paste it into an Excel spreadsheet in column 1, and the replacement in column 2.

Then get WordPipe to load this Excel spreadsheet as a search/replace list at run time (ie do NOT load it into the GUI because it does not currently support unicode).
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It didn't work. I entered n° 66 in the first column and nothing in the second column of a spreadsheet like you suggested but it still didn't work. I even tried just the ° on its own but that didn't work either.

Am I missing something here? Using word 2000 on XP Pro
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Did you use the Excel spreadsheet in the 'Load from file' field? NOT the 'Import Search/Replace list'??
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yes.
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Hmm.

Could you please send me a samle document, your .wpp file and the excel spreadsheet?
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The problem is with the degree symbol. Even Word cannot find this text normally, so we have to use some trickery to make it work.

Use this search text:
Rua Castelo dos Governadores, n*66, 8600-563 Lagos, Portugal

But make sure that the Search Type is set to 'Use Wildcards' - here we use the '*' to match the degree symbol.
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Thanks. That did it.
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