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Count telephone numbers as one word in Wordcount

Question asked by MattMinde on Jun 24, 2009
Latest reply on Jun 26, 2009 by MattMinde

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Count telephone numbers as one word in Wordcount

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Hello everybody! We run a small newspaper here, and have used FMPRo for Classifieds since v2. However, I'm implementing a rate calculation based on wordcount and some other parameters. Everything seems to work fine, except that FMPro (v6) counts "555-2323" as two words, and "999-555-2323" as three. How can I define a numeric wild card that would recognize and define any number string "###-####" as one word? I've thought of a workaround and get FMPro to subtract 2 from the wordcount for every occurrence of "###-####", and so on. But how? I'd be grateful for any help on this, even if it means upgrading to a newer version of FMPro. THANKS!

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