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Scribus => Beginner Talk => Topic started by: nikmielche on May 15, 2018, 02:13:19 pm

Title: Can't you search the entire document?
Post by: nikmielche on May 15, 2018, 02:13:19 pm
Can it really be true that I have to select each text-box and do individual searches to find and replace a word? My documents have probably about 200 boxes, not counting the ones that are used as numbering-icons. And if I export the document to a PDF, it comes out as picture-pages, not as searchable text.

Help, please!
Title: Re: Can't you search the entire document?
Post by: a.l.e on May 15, 2018, 04:40:15 pm
there is a patch for a find and replace on the whole document:

https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=14567

if possible (that is: you can compile the host repository: https://github.com/HOST-Oman/scribus) please do so!

ciao
a.l.e
Title: Re: Can't you search the entire document?
Post by: utnik on May 15, 2018, 05:03:41 pm
there is a patch for a find and replace on the whole document.

…or you can use the 'story editor' to search a whole text chain.

…if I export the document to a PDF, it comes out as picture-pages, not as searchable text.

strange! – when i export my projects, the resulting .pdf files contain serchable text.

utnik
Title: Re: Can't you search the entire document?
Post by: nikmielche on May 15, 2018, 07:06:36 pm
Thx for the answers. I'll look at the patch tomorrow.

I don't use text chains, the boxes are individual. (It's text-based cards for a game).

As far as I can tell from my googling, the PDF-problem is something to do with incompatible fonts, but some of the problem text is in Arial, and I have a hard time believing that that isn't compatible with most functions anywhere.
Title: Re: Can't you search the entire document?
Post by: nikmielche on May 15, 2018, 09:08:17 pm
Hmm, I just noticed that one of the posts I googled on PDFs not coming out as text are commented by you, utnik, so I'm a bit surprised by your surprise...?

http://forums.scribus.net/index.php?topic=1914.0
Title: Re: Can't you search the entire document?
Post by: utnik on May 15, 2018, 09:19:51 pm
you're right – i forgot about this microsoft 'special feature'  – sorry!
i never use microsoft standard fonts, but as you use 'arial', this strange inconsistency between licensing and programming could be the source of your problem.

utnik