Finding text in the text editor

To locate a particular text string within the text editor, use the Find command.

Search Options

The Search box allows you to select the search mode:

Match case restricts search criteria to the exact same case.

Match whole word only restricts the search to complete words.

Use regular expression allows you to specify UNIX-like regular expressions as search criteria.

To find a text string in the Text Editor:

  1. From the Edit menu, select Find...

  2. The editor Find and Replace dialog appears with the Find tab selected.

  3. Type the text that you want to find in the Find what: section. A history of previously searched words is available by clicking the Find List button.

  4. Change search options if required.

  5. Click Find.

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