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You can use wild cards and pattern matching when you create an APA file in a text file or in the Raw APA File view of the APA Editor.
The wild cards to match page names are:

  • * or % match letters (A-Z, a-z)

    Example

    Matches

    "*.p1.pdf"
    Or
    "[%].p1.pdf"

    book.p1.pdf, brochure.p1.pdf, and so on.
    If enclosed in quotation marks matches book cover.p1.pdf, Acme brochure.p1.pdf, and so on.

     

     

  • [#] matches numbers (0-9)

    Example

    Matches

    "Book.p[#].pdf"
    or
    [#].p[#].pdf

    Book.p1.pdf, book.p2.pdf, book.p3.pdf, and so on.
    19823.p1.pdf, 9800.p1.pdf, 20030131.p1,pdf

     

     

  • [$] matches letters or numbers (A-Z, a-z, 0-9)

    Example

    Matches

    "[$].p1.pdf"

    book.p1.pdf, brochure.p1.pdf, 12345.p1.pdf, abc010103.p1.pdf, and so on.

     

     

  • Adding a colon after #, %, or $ and then a number matches an exact number of characters to the wild card

    Example

    Matches

    "[$:6][#].p1.pdf"

    BookA01.p1.pdf BookB02.p1.pdf, BookC03.p1.pdf, and so on.

    Note: "[$:5][#].p1.pdf" would give the same results because APA ignores the zero.

Pattern matches can also be named and then used as a back reference to the page set name, page set prefix, position number, and layer number.

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