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DW CC find tool help needed

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May 21, 2018

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Hi all,

When I use the find and replace tool in DW CC - and I search for some term – it brings up the multiple results in a tab view.

As I recall in previous versions, if I was to click on one of the results it would immediately locate that result in the Code View window. This was very handy. It does not seem to work anymore.

I would like to simply click on one of the results and have it is selected directly in the Code View window.

Q:  How can I accomplish the same goal in the newer DW version?

In my case I have various sections listed throughout a page. They all start with something like <!-- section-name is ccc -->. so, if I search for "section-name" then it will find all of these. Then, I just want to click on the one I want and it will jump to  the same in the  Code View window.

Q: How best to do something like this? Maybe there is some newer, better way to do this?

To use Find and Replace in the way you're used to, select Find > Find and Replace in Files (Ctrl+Shift+F/Cmd+Shift+F). This brings up a modified version of the old Find and Replace dialog box. By default, this will search the entire current local site. Just change the "in" drop-down menu to Current Document, and work as before.

The drop-down menu is sticky, so it will remember your choice for future searches.

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DW CC find tool help needed

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Hi all,

When I use the find and replace tool in DW CC - and I search for some term – it brings up the multiple results in a tab view.

As I recall in previous versions, if I was to click on one of the results it would immediately locate that result in the Code View window. This was very handy. It does not seem to work anymore.

I would like to simply click on one of the results and have it is selected directly in the Code View window.

Q:  How can I accomplish the same goal in the newer DW version?

In my case I have various sections listed throughout a page. They all start with something like <!-- section-name is ccc -->. so, if I search for "section-name" then it will find all of these. Then, I just want to click on the one I want and it will jump to  the same in the  Code View window.

Q: How best to do something like this? Maybe there is some newer, better way to do this?

To use Find and Replace in the way you're used to, select Find > Find and Replace in Files (Ctrl+Shift+F/Cmd+Shift+F). This brings up a modified version of the old Find and Replace dialog box. By default, this will search the entire current local site. Just change the "in" drop-down menu to Current Document, and work as before.

The drop-down menu is sticky, so it will remember your choice for future searches.

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May 22, 2018

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To use Find and Replace in the way you're used to, select Find > Find and Replace in Files (Ctrl+Shift+F/Cmd+Shift+F). This brings up a modified version of the old Find and Replace dialog box. By default, this will search the entire current local site. Just change the "in" drop-down menu to Current Document, and work as before.

The drop-down menu is sticky, so it will remember your choice for future searches.

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Thanks so much for your help David,

in help page - it agrees wth what you said... below

i refreshed the cache for the site - then

however in my case - when I double click on a result - nothing happens...

maybe prefs went bad - or reinstall?

To view search results:

  • Select Window > Results > Searchto display the search results within the Search panel.

  • Double-click a search result in the Search panel to view that instance within your document.

  • Right-click the icon at the top of the Search panel to open the pop-up menu that provides more options for checking in and checking out files (if you are using a version control system), do more find and replace operations, clear search results, or close the Search panel.

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revdave  wrote

when I double click on a result - nothing happens...

Make sure that the focus is in Code View. Click anywhere in Code View before double-clicking the result in the Results panel.

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THANKS SO MUCH DAVID - That did the trick!!!!!!

Have a great night!

Make sure that the focus is in Code View. Click anywhere in Code View before double-clicking the result in the Results panel.

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