4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 1, 2011 8:52 PM by Amebr

    Settings for Search Function?

    Chris-anna Level 1

      A user in the field is asking about the Search function in the CHM I provide with our software.  The CHM is created with RH8.

       

      1.  Is there any setting that will cause the returned page to open to the first occurrence of the word/phrase searched upon?

      We maintain years of successive release notes in one of the CHMs, so a search can return many, many pages and these pages can be quite long.  When the term/phrase doesn't occur until the middle of the page, it would be very useful for the page to open right at that place.


      2.  Is there any setting that prevents "Ctl+F" from opening a Find dialog?  This was my suggestion to the user as a workaround to #1.  It worked just fine for me, but not at all for him - the Find dialog simply did not open.  It is possible that is something unique to the software program the CHM supports, but could it simply be a computer setting?

        • 1. Re: Settings for Search Function?
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

          Is there any setting that will cause the returned page to open to the first occurrence of the word/phrase searched upon?

          Not that I have ever heard of.

           

          Is there any setting that prevents "Ctl+F" from opening a Find dialog?

          Why do you want to disable Ctrl F, surely that is what the user wants to find the word in the topic?

           


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          @petergrainge

          • 2. Re: Settings for Search Function?
            Amebr Level 4

            Perhaps the Find dialog box has fallen off the edge of the screen? This can happen sometimes, especially if you've gone from multi-monitors to a single monitor, or something - the dialog box gets "left" in its last used position, which is no longer in the viewable screen area.

             

            Get the user to do the following:

             

            1. Open the chm.

            2.  Press Ctrl+F. DON'T click anywhere - we need to make sure the Find dialog box is the active window.

            3. Press Alt Spacebar M.

            4. Press any arrow key.

            5. Waggle the mouse madly until the dialog box pops into view (it should snap to the cursor).

            6. Click to drop the dialog box where you want it.

             

            HTH,

            Amber

            • 3. Re: Settings for Search Function?
              Chris-anna Level 1

              Thank you, folks, for the fast responses.  In re "Ctl+F" to open the Find dialog - turns out my sw engs have

              not coded in this keyboard cmd to the tool interface.  They're verifying that it isn't used for something else, or would in conflict with another cmd, and if neither will implement it.

              • 4. Re: Settings for Search Function?
                Amebr Level 4

                Hmm, I wouldn't have thought what your engineers do would affect the Find functionality in the chm. Let us know how you get on.

                Amber