Search and Replace Commands

The first three menu options below all invoke the Search String Parameters dialog, if no search term has been defined.

Specify the term to search for, whether to search from the start of the file or forwards or backwards from the current cursor position, and whether the search should exactly match the case of the search term.

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Search for a text string

Select the Other | Search menu option, or press ( F5 )

The Search String Parameters dialog displays

The editor searches for the first instance of the specified character string as defined by the parameters

 

Find the next instance of a previously-defined text string in the file

Select the Other | Search Forward menu option, or press ( Ctrl+F )

The editor searches forwards for the next instance of the specified text string in the file, and highlights it

 

Find the previous instance of the previously-defined text string in the file

Select the Other | Search Backward menu option, or press ( Ctrl+Shift+F )

The editor searches backwards for the previous instance of the text string in the file, and highlights it

 

Replace a text string

Select the Other | Replace menu option, or press ( F6 )

The Replace String Parameters dialog displays, in which you specify:

  • The text string to locate
  • The text string to replace it with
  • Whether to search the whole document or a highlighted block of text
  • Whether to confirm each replacement before making the change