RegEx Search for Quotations
You can use a RegEx lookahead, lookbehind script to find text between parentheses, brakets, quotation marks, or other characters. See this example with curly quotes.
[for each step see the numbered images below]
1. Start with a brief or other legal document which uses curly quotes so you can find where quotations begin and end.
2. Save the content of your searchable PDF or Word document to a .txt file.
3. Using PowerGrep select the text file, and then set it up for:
a. Action type: collect data
b. Do not filter files.
c. Do not section files.
d. Search type: regular expression.
e. Target file creation: Save results into a single file.
f. Between collected text: Line break.
4. In the search box enter the RegEx code:
. . . and then just put:
in the Collect box.
5. Click 'Collect' on the top toolbar and PowerGrep will highlight the results in the text file.
6. You'll end up with a separate text file with just the quotations from the original PDF.