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Find "?" in titles

Andy Holliman

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Titled a load of photos last week, where they needed further info I put '???" at the beginning, assuming I could apply a filter and come back to them later - but I can't! Can't find anything to say that '?' is a wildcard, is there anything I can do to find these images?

Lightroom seems to ignore the question marks in the entered filter - ie ?Isle finds everything beginniing with 'Isle'.

thanks
 
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I was able to put a "?" in the Caption Field and find it, but not in the Title fields. Strange.

BTW. A habit I have is to use "ZZZ" a) becasue it is not in common usage and b) it is the nearest on the keyboard and c) it stands out in the middle of other text.
 
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I tried using search in Smart Collections, but had identical results as in the Grid metadata search.

The only work around I can think of is to us the Lr plug-ins ListView or Lr Transporter to export the metadata into a txt or xl file and use the search features of (say) Excel or a text editor.
 
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