Enjoy Notepad++. Much appreciated.

I’m stumped. Needing to change following, for egs.

1 xxx zzz

2 aaa ddd

To

(1) xxx zzz

(2) aaa ddd

Similarly same for last entry of every line.

I have Googled to no avail.

Really appreciate help thank you.

Enjoy Notepad++. Much appreciated.

I’m stumped. Needing to change following, for egs.

1 xxx zzz

2 aaa ddd

To

(1) xxx zzz

(2) aaa ddd

Similarly same for last entry of every line.

I have Googled to no avail.

Really appreciate help thank you.

from your provided data I would **assume** that you are looking for

```
find what:^\d
replace with:\($0\)
```

with **regular expression** checked.

But it might be that the find what needs to be modified if two or more digits form a number,

but I can’t say for sure as I don’t know how your data really looks like.

Cheers

Claudia

Thanks Claudia

I’ll try this when get back to office later today.

My data is a bit more complex than shown above.

Typically

100 12°15’34" 12.562 o’stones

101 35°38’56" 17.765 p&r fence

102 84°40’10“ 25.456 bricks

And so on in similar fashion

The numbers (point numbers) at beginning of each line maybe any numeral from 1 to say 1000, and random.

Regards

then replace “find with” with this one

```
^\d+
```

^ marks that it is the start of the line

\d it must be a digit

and the plus sign at the end tells that it must be at least 1 digit,

without the plus sign it is looking for exactly one digit.

Replace with is still the same.

Cheers

Claudia

Many thanks Claudia. Brilliant.

Thanks for taking the time to explain this.

In much appreciation

Regards

Richard