Part of what you may be looking for was in an FM 5.5 handout I got as part of the FrameMaker Classroom in a Box product.
I've posted the PDF here http://www.grafixtraining.com/reference/ And the information on wildcard searches is in Handout 6-3 on page 12 The info is (obviously) from FM 5.5, but still quite current. -Matt Matt Sullivan GRAFIX Training matt at grafixtraining.com www.grafixtraining.com office 714 960-6840 cell & txt 714 585-2335 sms message skype: mattrsullivan twitter: mattrsullivan linkedin facebook -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of David Spreadbury Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 11:54 AM To: peter at knowhowpro.com; 'Les Smalley' Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: RE: Replace on part of a wildcards search Searching for "framemaker grep" brought what might be a source for using GREP with Adobe products. Apparently it is not limited to FrameMaker. Try reading what is available at http://carijansen.com/. If this doesn't help, maybe contacting the author, Cari Jansen, in Perth, Australia, would provide the answers. HTH David Spreadbury Sr. Technical Writer -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Peter Gold Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 1:32 PM To: Les Smalley Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: Replace on part of a wildcards search FrameMaker has long a GREP-like search feature, in FM, and some documentation for it. However, the replace wasn't GREP-like. But worse yet, there doesn't seem to be a trace of the documentation for it in FM9. I've forgotten how to use it, and without the doc, I'm not sure that my couple of quick tests were failing because the feature's gone from the product as well as the doc, or if I just didn't enter the search string correctly. I don't have an earlier FrameMaker installed, and don't have the earlier docs handy. Perhaps someone on the list can respond. HTH Regards, Peter _______________________ Peter Gold KnowHow ProServices On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 12:01 PM, Les Smalley <l_c_smalley at yahoo.com> wrote: > Hi Avi, > > The asterisk ( * ) wildcard matches any character EXCEPT spaces or > punctuation; the wildcard character to use for those is the verticle > bar ( | ) but also remember that the tab character is "\t" (no > quotes) ... > > Regardless, unfortunately you can't do it with FrameMaker as you > describe attempting. The search tool removes everything matched by > the search string and inserts the replace string in its place, so you > will also lose the "Command" string. It is a great disappointment > that a real GREP search capability (or even more general awk text > processing features) has never been implemented in FM. > > If > you search for just "Unit32" and replace that with "SHORT_ID" you can > do what you want by careful use of the 'Change & Find' or just 'Find' > buttons (and I understand how tedious and error-prone this can > be.) > > It may be posible to do this via scripting (e.g. > FrameScript, etc.; I'm sure others more knowledgeable will chime in) > or possibly by saving to MIF and using a text based editor on that, > then reopening it in FM to verify the results. > > FWIW, grep and awk > (and a number of other unix tools) are available as utilities for > Windows and any search engine can point you to places to get them. > > - Les > > --- On Mon, 10/5/09, Avraham Makeler <amakeler at gmail.com> wrote: > Hi all, > How do you do a Replace on part of a wildcards search? > > E.,g., I am looking for a line with: > > Uint32 Command > > where there can be any type and amount of white space between "Uint32" > and "Command". > > So I guess the wild card search format will be > > Uint32*Command > > No? > > But then if I want to replace just the "Uint32" part with "SHORT_ID". > How would i do that? > > TIA > > - avi > _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as matt at grafixtraining.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/matt%40grafixtraining.co m Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.