You can highlight the table by double clicking in the top left of the table, then find/change the selection. I am yet to find how to select all tables or keep the selection highlighted, but I am trying to do the same thing!
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You can't select "all" -- or even "some" -- tables, you have to drag the text cursor around them to select more than one. This will also select all text in between your tables, but there is not enough information given to be able to determine if that's a problem.
It is *not* when you have an additional unique thing about the text in your tables, for example a unique text style.
To "search and replace" in *just tables* (and nothing else), you need a script. This may work on either the entire document or continuous story, or just on tables "inside" a text selection. Scripts have very limited interaction possibilities, so it would probably be an all-or-nothing affair, no fancy "Yes/No/Skip table" dialogs.
If you were clever and assigned a special paragraph style to the text in the tables, you can restrict your search to particular paragraph styles. You'll have to repeat the search for every style that appears in tables (i.e., CellBody, CellHeading, etc.)
Absolutely. I always set the contents of tables in a unique paragraph style, so this particular problem simply never occurs for me. (If it did, I would probably already *have* a script for this ).
"no fancy "Yes/No/Skip table" dialogs."
Yes this is what I want to confirm, a script will do.
The purpose is to find a specific word inside table to fix it to "italics", that specific word may come anywhere in the story but it should be remain as it is.
Thanks for your time.