I use Windows Grep (www.wingrep.com) for this, but I've heard good things about PowerGrep too (www.powergrep.com).
Good luck and best regards -- Yves Barbion Documentation Architect Adobe-Certified FrameMaker Instructor ____________________________________ On Nov 7, 2007 10:06 AM, Shmuel Wolfson <sbw at actcom.com> wrote: > Does anyone have a recommendation of a free or cheap search tools that > does a good job searching FM files? > > Regards, > Shmuel Wolfson > > > > Scott Prentice wrote: > > Hi Jim... > > > > A quick test shows me that the name of the referenced inset is visible > > as plain text within the binary FM file (FM7.2). I can't say for sure > > that this is 100% reliable, but I'll bet that it is. You should be > > able to do a text search (using a reliable tool .. not the default > > Windows Search) of the suspect inset host files using the filename of > > the inset. > > > > The only other way I know of would be with an FDK plugin or > > FrameScript that would crawl the directory structure, open each file > > and look for the inset .. I don't think that such a plugin/script > > exists, but it would be fairly simple to create. > > > > Good luck! > > > > ...scott > > > > Scott Prentice > > Leximation, Inc. > > www.leximation.com > > +1.415.485.1892 > > > > > > > > Pinkham, Jim wrote: > >> I've learned of an error in a text inset for one of our manuals. It > >> poses the obvious question of how many other manuals may carry the same > >> error. Is there a streamlined way to determine which manuals may > contain > >> a particular text inset -- short of opening all 62 books and running > the > >> archive plug-in on each? > >> > >> TIA, > >> Jim > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > > _______________________________________________ > > > > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as sbw at actcom.com. > > > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > > or visit > > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/sbw%40actcom.com > > > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. > > > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as yves.barbion at gmail.com. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/yves.barbion%40gmail.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. >