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In Word's Find and Replace, when to use # vs. (0, 9)? [closed]

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Closed as unclear by samcarter‭ on May 24, 2022 at 15:49

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I need to remove all the red text below with ‘Find and Replace’, but keep all green text.

Input

1:23
Keep this line 1.

4:56
Keep this line 2.

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Inputting ^#:^#^# removed the red text, but not ([0-9]):([0-9])([0-9]). Why?

This website recommends ([0-9]). See their screenshot below.

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