One of the habits I've gotten into is to put some random characters in the Change field while I'm looking for something, not wanting to do a global change. For example, if I want to search for each instance of "dog", I might put "XCLQF%$" in the Change field. That way, if things go south, I just have to reverse the process, globally search for "XCLQF%$" and change it back to "dog". To make this work, you have to use a random string that you KNOW is not in your document anywhere.
Jon Harvey Manager, Desktop Documentation CambridgeSoft Corporation 100 CambridgePark Drive Cambridge, MA 02140 (617) 588-9354 -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of David Dorbin Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 3:03 PM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Beware the Inadvertent Global Search and Replace 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. _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as jharvey at cambridgesoft.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/jharvey%40cambridges oft.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.