You may search the text and data fields in a document for specific strings:
|1.||Click the Find button on the Tool-bar or |
choose Find Text... from the 'Edit' menu or
hold down the Ctrl key and press the F key.
|2.||The 'Find text' dialog opens: type the text to be searched for into the Text to find edit-box.|
|o||If you have searched for the same string before in the current session, you will see it listed in the drop-down box: clicking on it enters the string into the edit-box.|
|3.||Select Match case if you wish the search to match the case of the text exactly as you have typed it in. For example, if you type Bank and select 'Match case', the search will not find bank or BANK.|
|4.||Select Match whole words only if you wish to ensure that sections of words are not found. For example, if you type count and leave this unselected, the search will locate accountant as well as count.|
|5.||You may opt to search among specific data fields only: select|
|o||Search defined fields only or |
|6.||You may choose to restrict the search to just part of the job: select|
|o||Search single page only i.e. the page currently on view or |
|o||Stop at page number and enter the number of the page at which the search task terminates.|
|7.||Click First to find the first instance of the text in the document, no matter which page is currently on view.|
|o||If the text is found, EscapeE displays the page containing the string with a red box marking its first character and closes the dialog.|
|o||If the whole job is searched but the text cannot be found, the window displays the first page of the document and "String not found" appears briefly in the status bar.|
|8.||To search for the next instance of the text, starting from the page on view:|
|o||select Find next from the right-click pop-up menu or |
|o||re-open the 'Find text' dialog and click Next.|
|9.||To continue searching from this point|
|o||for the same text again, repeat the step above. Or |
|o||open the 'Find text' dialog to enter a new Text to Find search string. Click Next.|
Tip: when no more instances of the text can be found, the last page of the task will be on view. To re-display the last instance of 'found' text instead, tick Restore position if fail check-box.
Pages "found" are listed in the drop-down box for the duration of the session so that you can return to them quickly. You may also annotate them as bookmarks which may be saved for the next session: see Using bookmarks.
The EscapeE text search is fast – the number of the page being searched changes so quickly that the current page number shown on the dialog may only be updated in increments of 50 pages! A red progress indicator on the status bar shows the current search position through the document.