Well, I'm getting an even more peculiar result in FM7.0p579 The search dialog gives me an error saying I need to have text in the search box when I look for \f alone.
If I change the search to something like .\f (to search for a period before and end of flow) it finds all periods. Similarly with space. But it ignores the end of flow symbol and so finds periods at the end of every sentence or spaces wherever they occur. Useless! Regarding Word inserting things: It might work to copy one of the offending text sequences and then search and replace with text via FrameMaker replace so you have a known series of characters. There are things MIF wash doesn't seem to deal with. I get table padding from Word that seems to be impossible to remove without creating a new table and then pasting the content into it. Good luck, Craig -----Original Message----- From: Steve Rickaby [mailto:srick...@wordmongers.demon.co.uk] Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2014 9:26 AM To: Craig Ede; email@example.com Subject: RE: End-of-flow wildcard? At 09:07 -0600 19/1/14, Craig Ede wrote: >Hmmm, I know I used it for searches in that version. Let me look into >it on my old laptop. > >For FM 10 it's \f. Wildcards don't have to be on. This is getting more interesting. \f does work in FrameMaker 7, but it only finds some instances of the '.\f' combo I'm trying to find. However - and it's a big 'however' - the source came from Word, and the instances of '.\f' that FrameMaker *is* finding are those I've typed, but not those that came from Word. My guess is that - for the Word-sourced material - what looks like a period/end of flow on screen is something else, and/or has some invisible Word-type-crud after the period but before the end of the flow. And copying them from the document to the Find field doesn't work either: copy/pasting the period alone works, but doesn't work when '\f' is added to the find string. Probably the best way to sort this is to de-table the lot, MIF-wash it and re-table it all again, but it's Sunday... So the bottom line is that '\f' is what I was looking for - the Word crud is my problem. So double thanks ;-) -- Steve _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send list messages to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/archive%40mail-archive.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.