Find myWord Replace <Tab>myWord

Hi,
I am trying to add a Tab character before a word that occurs in a list. I would like to be able to enter “myWord” in the Find field and enter “myWord” where is the Tab character into the Replace field.

I can get this to work by entering a Tab in my text before myword and then selecting the myword plus the space before it, taking a copy and pasteing the result into the Replace field but I was wondering if there is a way of specifing the tab character inside the search windows.

Also are there characters that allow smart searches to be conducted e.g. /n=any number or /f=found text etc?

or

Is there an application (simple & cheap) that allows complex searches which the text could be exported to, processed then returned?

best wishes

Simon