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
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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