[scribus] Search & Replace

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 19 18:31:57 UTC 2011

On 07/19/2011 02:26 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 07/19/2011 12:39 PM, John Ghormley KJ4UFG wrote:
>> Is the Search and Search& Replace dialog broken in the Story Editor of
>> Scribus 1.4.0 RC5 or am I doing something wrong? Is there a working
>> method
>> to search a document for a text string within Scribus? Of is the only
>> method to do a search of the .sla file external to Scribus?
> It does seem like it's a bit but not completely broken.
> when I try Search, it doesn't highlight the first time it finds the
> word, but if you click Search again, it will find and highlight the
> second, and the rest.
> Similarly, if you are going to Search/Replace, Replace is greyed out
> before you have pressed Search, then you can Search/Replace afterward,
> so again, it looks like you miss the first instance.
> Worth submitting a bug for, if you can't find one already. I didn't try
> but I suppose if you continue searching after the end of the frame, it
> may then find that first instance.

Some further observations:

No, there is no way of rerunning the search after it gets to the end. 
OTOH, if you close the Search/Replace dialog after the first click, the 
first choice is highlighted.

Search/Replace does work correctly AFAICT in Edit Contents mode.


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