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  1. #1
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    Bug Text Tool - Find Previous

    Dear Xara...

    The Find and Replace Dialog (Text Tool > Ctrl+F or Selector Tool > Ctrl+Alt+F), does not have a Find previous button. There does not appear to be a Key_TextTool_FindPrevious function.

    Why this oversight?
    Do you not realise how frustrating this is?

    My current remedy is to use Text Tool > Ctrl+G after reposition the text cursor higher up the text.
    You do not have the courtesy of advising Ctrl+G invokes the Key_TextTool_FindNext function anywhere.

    A highlighted 'All found' might be useful for a serious DTP.
    An automatic copy into the Find on opening when there is a text selection would be handy.
    The last retained search or even a history might be nice.
    the pop-up that becomes a stuck-up "End of search scope reached. Continuing from start." could do with closing when you do just that. Otherwise, how do you know if you have found all instances?

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Text Tool - Find Previous

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
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    A highlighted 'All found' might be useful for a serious DTP. ...
    That's sort of the way Affinity Publisher works. The found text appears in a panel below the find/replace input with a snippet of the context, but not on-page.

    I don't use find in Xara applications. Does it now go from page to page looking?

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    Default Re: Text Tool - Find Previous

    Quote Originally Posted by mwenz View Post
    Does it now go from page to page looking?
    Yes, it can as there is a tick box for just that.

    Acorn
    Last edited by Acorn; 30 January 2020 at 06:46 PM.
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

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    Default Re: Text Tool - Find Previous

    Excellent, Acorn. Thanks.

    On-page highlighting would be nice and likely easier to implement versus Serif's solution--then Xara wouldn't need to make a panel. It is also far more visual and applies to more than dtp but also web.

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    Default Re: Text Tool - Find Previous

    Thanks Acorn!!!
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

    Never give up. You will never fail, but you may find a lot of ways that don't work.

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    Default Re: Text Tool - Find Previous

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    You do not have the courtesy of advising Ctrl+G invokes the Key_TextTool_FindNext function anywhere.
    FWIW it's listed in customise key shortcuts [standard/classic] as 'find next match'
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    Default Re: Text Tool - Find Previous

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    FWIW it's listed in customise key shortcuts [standard/classic] as 'find next match'
    Yet if to try to add Ctrl+G to another key, it fails to show in the Conflict List; you only see Group.

    Another bodge.

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

 

 

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