Find Text Dialog Box

 

Use the Find Text dialog box to find a character or text in the active view or in the active translation project.

 

Open the dialog box using one of the following:

Press the F3 function key.

 

Click on the Find toolbar button.

Select the Find command from the Edit menu.

 

 

Figure 1:  The Find Text dialog box with the Current View tab active.

 

 

Commands/Dialog Box Elements

 

Find what (Edit Field)

Specifies the search text to match.  You can also use the drop-down list to select from a list of up to 10 previous search strings.

and  (Edit Field)

Specifies  a second search text to match. RC-WinTrans will try to find the second text in the same segment (same column) as the text in the "Find what" field.

Use as regular expression (Checkbox)

Check this option to use the text in the Find What text box as regular expression for the Find Text operation. Regular expressions are a concise and flexible notation for finding and replacing patterns of text. (Examples...)

 


 

Match case Checkbox

Check this checkbox to only find those text strings that match the case of the characters in the Find what string exactly.  If this option is not selected, the command finds strings that match the characters in the Find what string regardless of whether the characters are upper or lowercase.

Match whole word only Checkbox

Select this option to only match text strings that are preceded and followed by a space, tab, punctuation mark, or the beginning or the end of a line.  If this option is not selected, the command matches any string independent of whether or not it is a fragment of a larger string.

Ignore &” Checkbox

If this option is checked an ampersand mnemonic prefix character (&) within a text will be ignored.

Beginning with Checkbox

Check this option to force the beginning characters of the find results to match the string exactly.

 


 

Fuzzy match Checkbox

Check this option to find text strings that match the indicated string partially.  Enter in a minimum match value (expressed in a percentage) for a fuzzy match in the field provided.

NOTE: Using this option to perform a search of a large number of text items or files can be quite time-consuming.  It is intended as a second search option when the main search (using the What text box in combination with the Match case, Match whole word only, Ignore &, and Beginning with search modifiers) produces no or few results.

 


 

Set markers Checkbox

RC-WinTrans will indicate matching items with a temporary (blue dot) marker (for easy visual reference) when this option is checked.

Remove current markers Checkbox

Select this option to remove any markers that have been placed before new markers are set as a result of the search.

Find where Tabs

Specifies where to search for a particular character or text:

Current View

(Figure 1) Search for text in the active view (Text Table/Dialog Box/Menu view).  Check the appropriate checkbox(es) to search in the IDs, the source language, and/or the target language.

Project

(Figure 2) Search for text in the active translation project and/or in other projects (open or closed).

>>  Options for searching in translation projects:

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Search IDs, the source language, and/or the target language (target language will be that of the active project).

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Search strings (i.e., text) and/or non-string types (e.g., font name, size data, shortcuts, etc.).

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Search in active project and/or other projects (opened or closed).

 


 

Find Button

Starts the Find Text operation.  Closes the dialog box.

 

 

The results of a Find command will be displayed in the Find Results view in the Miscellaneous bar.

 

 

Figure 2:  The Find Text dialog box with the Project tab active..

 

 

See also:  "Replace Dialog Box."

 

 

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