General XMetaL Discussion
gcrews November 21, 2011 at 7:05 pm
Search feature requestNovember 21, 2011 at 7:05 pmParticipants 3Replies 4Last 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.Derek Read November 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Reply to: Search feature requestNovember 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm
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?Derek Read November 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm
Reply to: Search feature requestNovember 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm
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:gcrews November 21, 2011 at 7:55 pm
Reply to: Search feature requestNovember 21, 2011 at 7:55 pm
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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