How to do paragraph start (>>) in square brackets ([])?

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Alan
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How to do paragraph start (>>) in square brackets ([])?

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I have come across a book where all the speech is occurring between left & right single quotes. I want to replace this with the standard Quote Mark ("). In the OCR text I use Find what: (')([^32^p]) and Replace with: "\2 to get what I want for ending quotes. I want to replace the apostrophe (single left quote in book) from the OCR text at the beginning of sentences with a Quote Mark. I tried ([>>^32])(') but the beginning of paragraph symbol (>>) is taken as 2 separate Greater-Than Signs (>). Is there a way to do this other than ([^p^32])(') as it selects 2 paragraphs and then I cannot also change only the quote Paragraph Style for the paragraph style I want?
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Re: How to do paragraph start (>>) in square brackets ([])?

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What about the following "Find what" pattern:

[^p^w]|'|

^w stands for "white space" (a sequence of any space characters).
Any text outside the pair of vertical bars does not get selected in the document.

The "Replace with" pattern could be just a single character (a double quote):

"

And you can also apply a paragraph style to the replacement.
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Re: How to do paragraph start (>>) in square brackets ([])?

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Thanks Admin,
That works perfectly.

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