3 Replies Latest reply on May 14, 2012 4:46 AM by vincemcmurray

    Find and Replace

    vincemcmurray

      Hi,

       

      Simple yes or no question hopefully! I need to find and replace a segment of text and would like to action this for the whole project as opposed to individual topics. Can't seem to see a way to do this in RoboHelp 8? Am I missing something or does this need to be done on a topic by topic basis?

       

      Thanks,

       

      AM

        • 1. Re: Find and Replace
          RoboColum(n) Level 5

          You are better off using a proper find and replace tool like FAR HTML for this sort of thing. Trust me it is well worth the small expense.

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          • 2. Re: Find and Replace
            Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

            It's not quite that simple. The feature you want does exist in RoboHelp 8, it is called Find and Replace in Files and is on the Edit menu. The problem is the search is confined to single lines, which is the case with many text editors as well. If you can be certain the find string will always be on one line, proceed with caution as the find works at code level.

             

            If you need something that works across multiple line, you need something like FAR or dnGrep.

             

            Do back up your project first though. These tools can wreck a project faster than they can do what you want.

             


            See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

             

            @petergrainge

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            • 3. Re: Find and Replace
              vincemcmurray Level 1

              Ok - thanks both.

               

              I think the Find and Replace in Files function will probably work for my requirements but will ensure I take backups at each step.