Hi Jim... Many search programs have problems locating text within binary files .. some will just skip binary files entirely, others will just not do a good job at it. I've had good luck with TextPad's "Find in Files" command. It's very basic but doesn't seem to have problems with file types. You might want to make sure you're not doing a case sensitive search since it's possible that this may change on Windows.
Also .. I may be wrong about this always being visible as plain text .. in my sample files it was, but there may be situations where it's not the case. Just for kicks, you might try opening the file that was skipped (that you know has the inset) in Notepad and do a Find for the inset filename (I assume you're just searching on the filename, and not the path since FM uses its own platform independent delimiters). If you find it, you'll know that the search tool was in error .. if you don't find it, then that means this is not a reliable option for locating insets. Let me know how it goes. ...scott Pinkham, Jim wrote: > Hmm, Scott -- > > Quite possibly I'm missing something. I did a search in both Windows > Desktop Search (all files in the folder in question) and Windows Grep > 2.3 (all .fm files and then all files *.*). For the inset in question > (JunkTrapOps.fm), I found the actual inset file in WDS and drew a total > blank in Windows Grep. At this writing, the inset is known to be in at > least six other files. Thoughts? > > Jim > > -----Original Message----- > From: Scott Prentice > Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 3:50 PM > To: Pinkham, Jim > Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Re: Tracing the Lineage of Text Insets > > 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 >> >> >> >> >> >> > > > >