# Windows – Removal of everything between two characters in Ms Word

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I need a pattern to remove everything between the "<" and ">" characters. An example would be:

<blah blah blah>Something I want <blah blah>really bad<blah blah>

becomes

Something I want really bad

How would I go about doing this? I have looked up the word search patterns and tried using them (to no avail). If Word won't do it, is there an online tool that could?

• ### I need a search pattern to remove everything between the "<" and ">" characters.

• Set "Find What" to \<(*{1,})\>

• Set "Replace with" to an empty string.

• Check "Use wildcard"

Notes:

• < and > are special characters that need to be escaped using \
• * means any character
• {1,} means one or more times