Global Find and Replace

New to v2.0.2.0, updated v2.0.4.830

Fact Sheet Fusion Global Find and Replace Dialog

The Global Find and Replace dialog allows you to search and replace text within the currently opened projects topic text, derived media captions, the databases media library captions and glossary terms.

Note: The search for matching text is performed within the HTML code, not the rendered HTML view. This means you can find and replace not only words, but also HTML tagging (formatting). This is important to understand particularly when using the 'Match whole word only' option, as HTML tagging adjacent to search criteria may mean it's not found. See the 'Match whole word only' option below for more information on this.

Search Options

Match whole words only

This options will cause the search function only to return matches where the search criteria is clear of other characters. That is the search criteria doesn't form part of another word.
For example, if we searched on the following word 'wiki' with the 'Match whole word only' option selected. The following would apply:

The 'Match whole word only' option can be used in conjunction with the other search options.

Match case

This option allows you perform case-sensitive searches.

For example using 'Wiki' as our search criteria:

'Match case' can be used in conjunction with other search options.

Search Filters

Topics

This option will include all entity topic text in the search.

Derived Media Captions

This option will include all media that has been attached to entities or entity topics that have derived captions

Click here for more information on inherited vs derived media captions

Library Media Captions

This option will include all library media captions, regardless if the media item has been attached within the project.

Important Note: Library media can be linked to objects (e.g. Entities & Topics) in one or more projects within the selected Fusion database. If you update a Library media caption this change will affect all projects where this item was attached. Using this option (by itself) will not include any derived media captions.

Click here for more information on inherited vs derived media captions

Glossary Terms

This option will include all Glossary Terms in the search.

Find Text

The find text (text to be searched for) can include any combination of characters, including HTML tags, spaces, alphanumerics.

Only text within the selected search filters that matches this will be returned in the search results panel.

Replace Text

This is text, which can include HTML tags, spaces, alphanumerics or nothing, that you wish to replace the found text.

Note: If the replace text criteria is left blank, and a replace function is used, the found text will be deleted in the matching results.

Results color key

Fact Sheet Fusion Global Find and Replace result color
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This color key indicates what type of record the search results match. You can set your preferred colors by clicking on each of the corresponding color swatches. Or by selecting the colors via the Fact Sheet Fusion preferences dialog

Search Results

Fact Sheet Fusion Global Find and Replace Search Results
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The search results panel will list all records that match the search criteria after the 'Find All' button has been selected. Each matching record will be color coded and listed in this panel. You can select one or more records in which to apply the 'Replace' function.

When a record is selected within the Search Results panel its content is displayed within the display panel below. This will for example allow you to check the matching criteria prior to making a replacement.

Note: The Replace All function will replace all match text found in the search results records regardless of which records are selected.

TipTip: You can navigate the Search Results (move up or down results) by using the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + Up arrow and Ctrl + Down arrow.

Record Display Panel

Fact Sheet Fusion Global Find and Replace Record Display
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Record Display panel (Rendered View)

When a search result record is click on its content is displayed in this panel. You can view the rendered HTML or the underlying HTML code of the record (via the code tab). This is useful for checking the search criteria matches what you intended.

The contents of the display panel can now be edited directly. You must use the 'Save HTML' button (Ctrl + S) to save any changes. You will be notified when the record has been saved successfully via a message in the bottom left status bar of the find and replace dialog.

Note: No save warning will be given if changes have been made within the Record Display Panel, if another search result record is selected. You must remember to save before moving on to the next record.

Fact Sheet Fusion Global Find and Replace Record Display
        panel (Code View)

Record Display panel (Code View)

Find All

The Find All button will initiate the search using the defined search criteria. Any record that are found will be listed in the Search Results panel.

Replace

This function will replace all matching criteria with the replacement text to the selected records in the Search Results panel.

Note: You will be asked to confirm you wish to proceed with the replacement operation, unless you have selected to turn this warning off in the Fact Sheet Fusion preferences dialog.

There is no undo for this operation.

Replace All

This function will replace all matching criteria with the replacement text to all records in the Search Results panel, regardless of the records selected.

Note: You will be asked to confirm you wish to proceed with the replacement operation, unless you have selected to turn this warning off in the Fact Sheet Fusion preferences dialog.

There is no undo for this operation.