This has driven me crazy in FM9!  And I never know what process is going
to start, or has already started.  It all depends on where the cursor
has decided to place itself.

And as long as we're griping about bugs, yesterday I realized that if
I've applied a character tag, then remove it (return to Default format),
the paragraph tag then displays with an asterisk, indicating an
override.  I have to re-apply the paragraph tag to remove the override
indicator.  What a pain!

Susan Corcoran

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> Message: 5
> Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 15:02:52 -0400
> From: David Dorbin <ddorbin at>
> Subject: Beware the Inadvertent Global Search and Replace
> To: framers at
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> Argh.
> Before I had Frame 9, I had Frame 7, and I used to would Find 
> things thusly:
> 1. Press Ctrl-f
> 2. Start typing the text to find.
> 3. Press Enter.
> Now in Frame 9, when I press ctrl-f, the Find/Change pod 
> displays, but the cursor is rarely waiting there in the text 
> box. In fact, the "focus" seems to be unpredictable.
> This has bitten me a few times already. I hit ctrl-f and 
> start typing, and Frame decides that I meant to do a global 
> search and replace. It might be that I'm typing "c" and that 
> activates the Change button. Lucky for me, I've usually got 
> the Document rather than the Book radio button selected, so 
> it only makes the change in the current chapter. And I can do 
> a quick Undo Replace.
> Lucky until today, that is. This time the Book radio button 
> was lit up, and Frame replaced x with y 27 times across all 
> chapter files. And it opens each one, makes the changes, and 
> closes it, so there is no Undo. I had to open up each of 18 
> chapter files, search for the replace text, evaluate each 
> occurrence with my actual mind to see if was one of the 
> inadvertent replacements, and fix it back.
> Anyone else experienced this? Any advice, other than to slow 
> down and to rely less on keyboard shortcuts?
> Dave D.

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