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223.Advanced search and replace -- How to change all numbers which have format of (number) to -number?

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Description:
How to change all numbers which have format of (number) to -number?
Input Sample:
123 225 (39) 32 
(603.3) 222 333 555
Output Sample:
123 225 -39 32 
-603.3 222 333 555
Answer:
Hint: You need to Download and install "Replace Pioneer" on windows platform to finish following steps.
1. ctrl-o open the text file 
2. ctrl-h open 'Replace' dialog 
in 'Replace' page: 
* set 'Search for pattern' to: 
 
* uncheck option [ ]Enhanced Regular expression 
* set 'Replace with pattern' to: 
 
3. Click 'Replace', done! 
 
Note:  
1. \([\d\.\s]+\) is a regular expression, will match any number enclosed by a pair of parenthesis. 
 
2. Use standard Regular Expression, so uncheck [ ]Enhanced Regular Expression 
 
3. chars($match,2,-2) means remove the first char '(' and last char ')' from matched text.
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