When searching Excel 2010 spreadsheets using a single word as the content criteria, the Hits result tab displays the matches as text with associated line numbers, regardless of whether the search type is boolean or regular expression.
The same occurs for boolean content searches where more than one word is used, eg word1 AND word2, or word1 NEAR word2.
However, if the search type is changed to regular expression and a more complex criteria used, eg word1.*word2, the hits result tab displays the match in xml format if the words are on different lines (in the spreadsheet) or text format if they are on the same line. This is what I get:
If it's relevant, I'm using Release Build 2077 rather than the very latest.
Is this just another symptom of the issue discussed at //qa.mythicsoft.com/10803/unable-match-strings-separated-defined-number-characters and if so, what is the status of the fix?