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      CommentAuthorKenneth
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2009
     
    I want to bring up every instance when the name Paivio occurs in the chapter of my text that I am currently working on. When I enter the word into the search field above the console and press return nothing seems to happen. Suggestions?
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      CommentAuthorniklas
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2009 edited
     
    You mean the search field above the browser?
    It searches for the text in all saved documents in the browser, and puts those that contain it highest in the list of files (and dims documents that don't contain the search term). The found items are highlighted in the *preview* pane (not the main editor). Note that you can also select scope for the search by clicking the magnifier.

    If you want to search the current, active document, you hit command-F and get a find dialog (Edit menu).
    You can also use the very powerful Search & Replace (command-R), Project menu) and use it for what you describe (without replacing anything). It will show you all occurrences of your search term in their context across the project.

    Hope that helps, cheers Niklas
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      CommentAuthorKenneth
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2009
     
    Yes, the field above the browser.
    Nothing appears in the preview pane (Version 1.6r2 (Build 13B46.003)) regardless if I click on the appropriate chapter or not after doing the search, although it does highlight and dim file titles in the browser and moves the appropriate chapter to the top of the list.

    The command-F keystroke brings up a search and replace window, which does a serial search of the open document without having to enter a string in the replace field, and the command-R works fine: double clicking on the target occurrence of the phrase centers it in the editor.

    Thank you.
    Kenneth
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      CommentAuthorniklas
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2009
     
    Hmm, what do you mean "nothing appears" in the preview pane? Do you really see nothing at all or is the search phrase not highlighted?

    If the former, I don't know, it should show the contents of the selected file ... unless you have somehow expanded the lower Notes area to cover the whole preview area?
    If the latter, I think the highlighting appeared in v. 2.
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      CommentAuthorKenneth
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2009
     
    Immediately under the search field are four panes. The first contains the highlighted word 'All', the second contains a list of chapter titles their status next to a coloured square and in the right=most column of each occupied line is a big bullet. Beneath this browser are two empty panes.

    Lets say I select 'Whole Project" from the menu that drops down from the inverted triangle to the left of the field and then search for Paivio. The doc title: Chapter 7 is now bold. Nothing shows in the lower two panes. That is what I meant when I wrote that nothing appears in the preview pane.

    If I click on the bullet in the Chapter 7 line to select it the third pane displays the first four paragraphs of Chapter seven (none of which contain the name Pavio) and the headings for the first 7 notes connected to that chapter. If I open the preview pane to it's widest by grabbing and dragging it's top and bottom handles the searched for word is still not visible. Now I enter a word 'Elderly' that I know is in the third or fourth paragraph below what is visible in the now expanded preview window into the search field and press return. The title Chapter 7 remains as it was and nothing changes in the preview panel. No shift to show the word, if I scroll down and scan for the word there is nothing to indicate it was searched for... no highlighting, for example.
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      CommentAuthorKenneth
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2009
     
    Am I correct in concluding that there is no search function in Ulysses that will display the word searched for in the text window where it occurs?
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      CommentAuthorniklas
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2009
     
    Yes I think so, but with version 2 you at least get the search phrase highlighted in the preview pane.

    Wouldn't it be nice to have a within-document search similar to Safari (or Firefox), that could automatically be populated by the current project-wide search phrase?
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      CommentAuthormax
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2009
     

    No there is currently no facility to view the searched word in the main Editor. We decided against it as the browser filter is for the browser with saved documents and so search results might not match for an edited document. However, you can use the regular find panel or the Search and replace mode. Both of them have been vastly improved for version 2.0, making them much more convenient to use.