I just had to reply that it's nice to hear from another framer out there who has had the same trouble with Ctrl-f and typing being misinterpreted by FM 9! I used to do this habitually in FM 7 to navigate quickly in my huge books. Now with FM 9, as you said, the focus is unpredictable and it has also bitten me a couple times!! Most recently I accidentally did a book global "find all note text and replace with space" with 57 instances accidentally when I only meant to type a word into the Find text field!! Unfortunately I hadn't checked my files into source control in a couple days so I had to painstakingly go through and re-add all of my note text...fortunately I had a built PDF to copy from, but still took me quite a while and was infuriating. Quite an unfortunate change of behavior from FM 7!
It's nice to know that someone else out there has shared my frustration. :) Cheers, Callie Message: 5 Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 15:02:52 -0400 From: David Dorbin <ddor...@gmail.com> Subject: Beware the Inadvertent Global Search and Replace To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Message-ID: <53bd0cb50910141202u199cdd63x9ac9bad94f3fecef at mail.gmail.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 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. Callie Bertsche Technical Writer Phone: 425.653.1200 x278 Email: c.bertsche at tecplot.com<mailto:.c.bertsche at tecplot.com> Tecplot Inc. | Enjoy the View 3535 Factoria Blvd. SE, Ste. 550 Bellevue, WA USA 98006 Fax: 425.653.9200 Web: www.tecplot.com<http://www.tecplot.com/>