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447.Advanced search and replace -- How to replace a string that not enclosed by specific html tag?

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Description:
How to replace a string that not enclosed by specific html tag? 
 
I have some html files, I want to replace all strings 'utility' with 'application' that not enclosed by <strong> and </strong>
Input Sample:
<title>search and replace utility</title> 
<strong>The best utility</strong> 
text replace utility
Output Sample:
<title>search and replace application</title> 
<strong>The best utility</strong> 
text replace application
Answer:
Hint: You need to Download and install "Replace Pioneer" on windows platform to finish following steps.
1. ctrl-o open source text file 
2. ctrl-h open 'replace' window 
* set 'Replace Unit' to 'Word' 
* set 'Search for pattern' to: 
 
* set 'Replace with pattern' to: 
 
* click 'Settings' page: 
select Word delimiter-input delimiter to 'other': 
 
3. click 'Replace', done! 
 
Note: above operation will skip the replace of strings enclosed by <strong> and </strong> by consider <strong>.*?</strong> as word delimiter.
Download Script:  scripts/447.rst.zip

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