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Has anyone experienced an unintended "find/replace all" in a document (using FM11) ?

Dec 10, 2012 9:51 AM

Hi All,


Using FM11 with Windows7.


We have a problem with the following:


If I have completed a Find/Change All in Document A (then close the Find window), then I open Document B and press Control-F to perform a new search, once I start typing the previous word search/change all is applied to Document B when it's not the intention.


The problem is when Control-F is pressed the last function is highlighted (in this case "Change All") - rather than the word field, so nothing is actually being typed in this field - rather it performs the last function.  The basic work-around is just to make sure we click or tab to the desired field before typing...  OR make sure to delete the previous find/change text fields before closing the window.  When doing things quickly though we may forget - so it gets annoying when we have to fix this or revert to last saved document.


Users with XP don't experience this. Each time control-F is pressed, the Find term field is the highlight so the new term is typed in as expected.


Any tips would be welcome. 


Thank you,


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    Dec 10, 2012 8:55 PM   in reply to TTVB544



    There's been a change in behaviour with FM11's Find/Change (as you've noticed). The dialog now retains focus after a search has been performed and is modal. However, the focus of the field for ctrl-F should place it in the Text area, regardless of platform, not execute the last operation. This is buggy behaviour and I just confirmed this on my platform (regardless of whether your in Doc A or B).


    Please file a bug report at the FrameMaker Bugs & Wish List  ( 3)

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