Keystroke: Ctrl + f
(See also: Finding and Replacing Codes)
The Find dialog can be used to search for a particular word or phrase in your document. When View: Codes is toggled on, you can search for codes, text, or a mixture of the two.
The dialog contains seven controls.
- Text to Find: allows you to type in text. For print documents, type normally from the keyboard. For braille documents, you can type ASCII braille equivalents or start chording, depending on which keyboard mode is in use.
- Case sensitive - is a check box to toggle case sensitivity on and off; this is unavailable when you are working with a braille document because braille uses capital letter indicators instead of distinct upper and lower case characters.
- Backward search - is a check box to enable a backwards search. Note that the search begins from wherever your cursor is located, or from the end of the any highlighted text.
- Find whole words only - enables you to search for only whole words. For example, if you wanted to search for the word "Now", check this box, otherwise words like "Nowhere" would also be found.
- Find stylename - enables you to search for a Style. Be sure to enter the name of the style exactly as DBT defines it, including the period (full-stop) at the end of the style name, if appropriate.
- Finally there is an "OK" and a "Cancel" button.
See also: Edit: Find again.
NOTE (1): You can copy highlighted text from your document, and paste it into the "Text to Find:" box.
NOTE (2): To type a DBT code, press F9 then type the code.
NOTE (3): You can press the F5 key to bring up the Duxbury Code List. Should you require many popular special characters such as the Japanese ¥ (Yen) sign, or formatting codes such as Clear Tab Stops [ctb]