IIRC what you get when you edit a file from the results pod is the HTML view as if you had the topic open and clicked the HTML button at the top. The only way to get to a more user friendly editing method is to manually open the file from the Topic List or Project Manager pod.
It's as I thought then, and good to get that confirmed by a guru.
IMHO this represents a comparatively big step backwards going from RH8 to RH10.
I would have thought it logical to launch an edit thus in the normal editor window, giving Joe User the choice to flip between Design and HTML modes.
This HTML only view seems incredibly unfriendly in today's "Everything Is Switchable" environment.
Me too. I think that as the find uses the XHMTL, they assumes we'd always want to edit there too. Can I suggest that you let Adobe know this by filling in a feature request using the following link:
The more that do, the more chance this has of making it inot RH11.
Having checked back in RH8 you're quite right and I was totally wrong - so sincere apologies for that.
However I do still think a trick has been missed here.
When a file is opened from the Find&Replace results, it is opened in a restricted editor.
Had this editor not been restricted (ie was at least switchable to Design mode) then a significant useability gain wouold have been achieved here. As it stands though, nothing has changed really, and if anything IMHO it has become a bit more confusing.