I have a Director presentation on CD-ROM that includes a
search field. The search somehow seems to be limited to searching
only certain parts of the file's text. For instance, a search will
turn up relivant product numbers but ignore other nummerical values
like a product's measurement. Does Director have a search feature
built into the app or is there an Xtra that provides this feature?
There's a file on the CD called search.dir that may be
Lingo has a number of text searching features built in. Look
"start", "contains" and "index of" operators. Lingo also a
functions for walking through a chunk of text. Look at
length(). Keywords: char... of, word... of, item... of.
All of these can be used to build a text search function.
The textCruncher xtra is a great text search and/or replace
Using lingo one would have to parce each text/field member
one by one.
You probably would want to have a predefined lsit of members
The offset function might be the fastest way to search large
avoids parcing text word by word.
Finding multiple instances within a single member can be
may require cutting out the text from start to found text, in
allow the next instance to be found.