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  • gcrews

    Search feature request

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    Last Activity 10 years, 10 months ago

    Constantly I am working in some ditamaps that are 200kb+ with 1000’s of conrefs and mostly use the xml view.  I would be nice if the XMetaL find and replace tool would search navtitles as well as that’s almost all the text in a ditamap.

    On a side note, I just noticed another dual screen monitor bug. If you have XMetaL open on a second monitor to the LEFT of your main monitor, you cannot switch between the Text, Element, and Entry tabs in the find and replace dialog.

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: Search feature request

    Find and Replace will find attributes (or any other text in the XML source) if you switch to Plain Text view, rather than Tags On view or Normal view.

    Does that help?

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    Derek Read

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    Also, if you work in Tags On or Normal view you can find elements with a specific attribute value if you enter the following into the Element tab of the Find and Replace dialog:

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    gcrews

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    Ah, I see now didn’t think of that in the Elements tab, that will work since most of the time I know the exact title. Thanks for pointing that out, good tip. Occasionally though I might just want to find a partial title or word in the title. I see now I can search in plaintext view and then switch back to tag view and it will be scrolled to the region containing the item. Thanks for the help.

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    Derek Read

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    Sounds like the workflow is not ideal but if your maps are large then this is the best I can do short of some custom scripts.

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