No. The wildcard strings only work on Finds; there isn't any way to save
existing text into a buffer. Someone adept at FrameScript or the FDK
might be able to
come up with something, but...
In your particular example situation though, you can easily work
around the limitation by searching and replacing for individual
straight quotes and replacing them with smart quotes.
On 3/1/06, Bodvar Bjorgvinsson <bodvar at gmail.com> wrote:
> It seems to me that in Replace, the wildcards (that work in Find), are
> no longer considered wildcards but regular text. Example:
> When I look for a string that has straight quotes around it, I search
> for "*". This works. Now I want to replace it by smart quotes \`*\' I
> get the asterisk surrounded by smart quotes.
> Any way to get around this?
> Bodvar Bjorgvinsson
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