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Find and Replace not finding string

Jan 31, 2014 4:20 PM

Using robohelp html v10 on win 7


I want to clean up some html in a project imported from framemaker.


In this example i want to find all instances of <li><p> and replace all with <li>


here is an example:


<ol style="list-style: decimal;">

<li><p>Merge any data files and select the merged file.</p></li>

<li><p>From the Channel/SSID List, click the Channel tab and highlight

  the channels adjacent to each other, such as Channels 1, 2, 3, or

  4, 5, 6, etc.</p></li>

<li><p>From the Data Type drop-down menu, click Ch. Interference.</p></li>

<li><p>On the Legend bar, set the minimum interference level to be

  shown. This ensures that only areas that exceed a certain amount of

  interference are displayed.</p></li>



A global find/replace on the project level is not finding the string, however, if I first select the text shown above in design view and click "clear formatting" and then do the global find/replace, it finds only that text and makes the change.


I have this same issue trying to do a global replace from <td><p> to <td> in tables


Kind of frustrating not to be able to make this change globally.


Any idea what is happening? Any solution?

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    Feb 6, 2014 7:39 AM   in reply to jeffc2010

    How are you doing the global search?


    Find and Replace in Files should search for <li><p> and replace with <li> then search for </p></li> and replace with </li>


    Do back up first as that sort of operation can wreck a project in seconds if you didn't get something quite right.


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    Feb 6, 2014 11:02 AM   in reply to jeffc2010

    I just set up a simple test and it worked as it should so I don't know what is preventing that for you.


    Import a couple of topics that are causing this problem into a new project. Do they still cause problems?


    When you do a search where the string is not found, do you get a dialog to confirm that?


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