Illustration Search/Replace Dialog Box

This command allows you to search selected Sections for the text or tag entered in the Find area. When searching for tags, enter just the three characters in uppercase without the angle brackets -- "ENG" would be correct, "eng" or "<ENG>"would not.

In addition, the text (but not tags) can also be globally replaced with any other text entered in the Replace With area. If you leave the Replace With area empty, and click the Replace button, you can remove all instances of the text in the Find area.

The Replace function is permanent and cannot be reversed. Using the Backup button to make a copy of your Job or Master before performing replacements is strongly advised.

Three check boxes affect the results of your Search/Replace, and they can be used in combination with each other to produce the specific results you want.

Illustration Search/Replace Features

Checking the box to Ignore Lowercase/Uppercase box determines whether or not your results include text containing letters of different case than those you entered in the Find area. Do not check when searching for tags, but type the three letter tag in uppercase.     Example

Checking the box to Search whole word controls whether your search term in the Find area is located only when it appears as a separate word, or if the results contain the term when it appears as part of a word. Check when searching for tags. Example


Mark Revisions only pertains to the Replace function. If you want to use the Revisions function so that ADD and DEL tags are inserted for the results of your Replace action, check this box.     Example


The Section with results from your Search/Replace is placed in a temporary subfolder called Found Files, located in the SI Explorer under the Job or Master folder. This subfolder will remain only until SpecsIntact is closed. The results of any subsequent Search/Replace in the same Job or Master will replace the previous results in the subfolder.


Icon Indicating StopThe files in the Found Files folder are the actual Section files, not copies. Any action -- including deleting or editing -- will affect the Job or Master. If you accidentally delete Sections and need to restore them, they can be found in your system’s Recycle Bin.


Using this function, you can also conduct a secondary search of selected Sections in the Found Files subfolder (to do a secondary search of all the Sections in the Found Files subfolder, use the File menu Search/Replace command).  When executing a secondary search, make certain that the Found Files subfolder is selected, not the Job or Master folder.



You can also perform any of the regular functions (such as drag-and-drop, open for editing, printing or deleting) on Sections located in the Found Files folder.


Icon Indicating Helpful Hint If you want to search all the Sections in a Job or Master, use the File menu Search/Replace command.