- Text to find
The target character string to search for. The string can be on a line or on
multiple lines. Special characters like newline and tab can be inserted using the
You can search for Unicode characters specified in the
format. Also, hexadecimal notation (
\xNNNN) and octal notation
\0NNNN) can be used. Note that in this case you have to check
the Regular expression checkbox. For example to
search a space character you can use \u0020 code.
- Replace with
The character string with which to replace the target. The string for replace
can be on a line or on multiple lines. Special characters like newline and tab can
be inserted using the contextual menu. It may contain regexp group markers if the
search expression is a regular expression and the regular expression checkbox is
Unicode characters can also be used in the Replace
- The Find and Replace history buttons
The last find and replace operations history is available using the buttons from the top of the find or
replace text area.
Specify if the search direction is from current position to end of file (forward
direction) or to start of file (backward direction).
Specify if the search is executed on all file or only on the lines that were
selected when the dialog was invoked. If the selection was on a single line the
search is executed on all the file.
Execute a find operation for the next occurrence of the target and stop.
Execute a replace operation for the target followed by a find operation for the
- Replace all
Execute a replace operation in the entire scope of the document.
Execute a replace operation starting from current target until the end of the
document, in the direction specified by the current selection of the
Direction switch (forward or backward).
- Case sensitive
When checked, operations are case sensitive.
- Whole words only
When checked only whole occurrences of a word will be included in the
When checked, search operation is started for every letter typed in or deleted.
The first match that obeys the checked conditions will be highlighted.
- Regular expression
When checked allows using any regular expression in PERL syntax.
- Dot matches all
A dot used in a regular expression matches also end of line characters.
- Wrap around
Continues the find from the start (end) of the document after reaching the end
(start) if the search is in forward (backward) direction.
- Find All Elements/Attributes ...
In Author mode an attribute cannot be searched directly. For finding an
attribute just click on the link Find All Elements/Attributes
... which opens the dialog with the same name.