I'm using the 6.0 trial, and one thing I want to be able to
new feature variables in 6.0. So, I went in to multi-file search
and replace, and searched for:
I copied this code directly from a topic, and pasted it into
the Search tool.
I don't even care whether I can successfully copy the code
from my new variable for use as the replacement text; I'd be happy
if the multi-file search would simply find all occurrences of my
original code so I don't miss any during conversion to 6.0.
It keeps coming up as not found, and this concerns me
greatly. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it a known bug? Does
anyone have a workaround?
I'm assuming you are using the wondrous little applet known
as Multi-File Find and Replace.
Unfortunately, this little beastie is like a cat. It
frequently has a fussy tummy and loves to hork up furballs. Well,
not exactly. Really what it does is fail to properly handle
anything with a line break. So you need a tool that does do this.
Fortunately, one exists! It is called FAR (Find And Replace). Oddly
enough, it was also written by a fellow Microsoft Help MVP named
Rob Chandler. (Rob lives in Australia)
Your assumption is correct, Rick. Oddly, in an earlier test,
Multi-File Find and Replace actually found the string. After a
RoboHelp crash, however, it stopped finding the same string. I'll
definitely check out FAR, though.