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Search ignoring certain text frames?

Engaged ,
Jun 25, 2024 Jun 25, 2024

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Hi

 

I have a book of daily meditations whose dates for each day are in anchored text frames. I need to do a search and replace on these, but Search ignores them. The main copy on each page is in a Primary Text Frame.

 

Even if I un-anchor the frames, Search still completely misses them.

 

I have removed all search parameters and am performing the most basic text search.

 

If anyone has any ideas about what might be happening here I'd be grateful, as I'm at a loss to explain why this most basic function should be behaving in this seemingly broken manner.

 

I've created a blank file with a Primary Text Frame on the Parent Page, and several text frames including a PTF on the page itself, and it is able to search in all text fields without any problems, but as soon as I anchor one of the text frames, Search is not able to search in all the text frames any longer, so either this is a bug or a bizarre design decision!

 

I'm on 16.4 on Windows 10.

 

Many thanks
Richard

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Jun 25, 2024 Jun 25, 2024

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No idea, you'll have to show us some screenshots and/or a sample document.

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Jun 25, 2024 Jun 25, 2024

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It may be obvious but have you confirmed the scope of the search is the entire document, rather than selected text or the current story?

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Jun 25, 2024 Jun 25, 2024

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As @Scott Falkner suggests, double check that you Searching the Document and not the Story:

 

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