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Find dialog box

This dialog box appears when the Find command is selected. You can specify a string to find, as well as other options.

Find drop-down list box

Enter a string to search for. If this is a multi-line text box, you can enter new lines by pressing CTRL + ENTER. While the drop-down list is open, you may press ALT + DELETE to clear the selected history item.

> button

Click this button to show the list of available commands.

Selected Text or Word at Cursor

When this is checked, the dialog box initializes the Find drop-down list box with the selected text or the word at the cursor.

Selected Text

When this is checked, the dialog box initializes the Find drop-down list box with the selected text.

Word at Cursor

When this is checked, the dialog box initializes the Find drop-down list box with the word at the cursor.

Last Used Value

When this is checked, the dialog box initializes the Find drop-down list box with the last used string.

Fixed Value

When this is checked, the dialog box initializes the Find drop-down list box with the string set as the fixed value.

Auto Save

Saves the option (Selected Text, Word at Cursor, Last Used Value or Fixed Value) as the default for the next time the dialog box is displayed.

Multiline

Toggles between singleline and multiline of the drop-down list box.

The commands also includes the list of available escape sequences or regular expressions. Selecting an item from the list will insert the selected item into the text box next to the button.

Match Case check box

Match cases when searching for a string.

Use Regular Expressions check box

Enable regular expressions. For more information on regular expression syntax, see To Use Regular Expressions.

Use Escape Sequence check box

Enable escape sequences. You can use the following characters as escape sequences.

\a

Warning (Bell)

\b

Backspace

\f

Form feed

\n

New line

\t

Horizontal tab

\v

Vertical tab

\\

Backslash

\oooooo

Unicode character in octal notation

\xhhhh

Unicode character in hexadecimal notation

A null character (\0) may not be used. \n must be used instead of \r.

Match Whole Word check box

Search words only. A word is defined as a string that begins and ends with any of these characters: A – Z, a – z, 0 – 9, or an underscore. Strings surrounded by full-width characters are considered words. When using regular expressions, this check box may not work correctly. When using regular expressions, please use word boundary expressions (\<, \>, and \b) instead.

Incremental Search check box

When this is checked, the search immediately starts as you type in the Find drop-down list box.

Search All Documents in the Group check box

Searches all open documents in the same frame window.

In the Selection Only check box

Searches only the selection of the document.

Move to Start/End of Document check box

Search down from the current position by choosing Find Down. If the word is not found by the end of the file, it will continue searching from the top of the file. Find Up will search from the current position up to the beginning of the file. If the word has not been found, it will continue searching from the bottom of the file.

Count Matches check box

If this is checked, EmEditor counts the occurrences of the matched string in the document. The result will be displayed in the status bar.

Close when Finished check box

Close the dialog box when finished searching.

Find Previous button

Search previous from the current position.

Find Next button

Search next from the current position.

Select All button

Find and select all occurrences of the search term.

Bookmark button

Bookmarks all lines that match the specified string.

Extract button

Extract the lines that match the specified string by creating a new docoment. Clicking the ▼ button on the right will display a context menu, where you can access the Extract Options dialog box.

Replace >> button

Click this button to display the Replace dialog box for the specified string with selected options.

Close button

Click this button to close the dialog box.

Advanced button

Click this button to display the Advanced dialog box.

 

This dialog box can be resized by dragging the right-bottom corner of the dialog box. When the dialog box becomes larger, a multi-line string can be entered as a search term. While multi-line text box is enabled, CTRL + ENTER key can be used to insert new lines.

 

The following dialog box is also available through this dialog box.

b Advanced dialog box (Select Advanced button)

b Extract Options dialog box (Select Extract Options)

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