I have the following sentence:

Then a dialogue box opens in which the user can specify some distinguishing properties for the anchor using its text value or a pattern in the text

How can I avoid repeating "text"in the sentence above?

"... a pattern in it" could be an option, is it the only option?!

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    "...using its text value or a pattern therein. " – Adam Jun 18 '15 at 17:14
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    Another reason it feels awkard is because pattern in the text itself is awkward. I cannot tell if this pattern is within the text being entered or is a pattern for the anchor. Adding that info would probably give you enough to fix the sentence. – Michael Dorgan Jun 18 '15 at 17:35
  • @MichaelDorgan a pattern in the text of the anchor node. for example $79.00 is the text of anchor node and it has the patten of a price (a $ sign and a number with two percentage numbers...) – Ahmad Jun 18 '15 at 17:45
  • The original with its repetition was fine. It was clear. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Jun 18 '15 at 18:00
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    Is the question: Does a grammatically correct alternative exist? only asking an opinion? – Dylan Cross Jun 18 '15 at 18:20

...using the value of or a pattern in the text.

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