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Find and Replace

Dreamweaver can search your document and locate a particular piece of text. It can also replace one text string (a bunch of characters, whether they're code or words) with another.

To find a piece of text in the current page:

1.
With the current page open in the Document window, choose Edit > Find and Replace from the menu bar, or press Ctrl+F (Command+F). The Find and Replace dialog box will appear (Figure 8.34).

Figure 8.34. Type the text you want to find in the Search For text box.


For details on searching more than one page at a time or searching code, see the sidebar Seek and Ye Shall Find, later in this chapter.

2.
Make sure Text is selected in the Search For drop-down menu.

3.
Type what you're looking for in the text box. This can be a whole word, a phrase, or part of a word.

4.
To look for a particular case pattern (upper or lower), place a check mark in the Match Case checkbox.

5.
To look for text and ignore spacing differences (e.g., to find both “tophat” and “top hat”), place a check mark in the Ignore Whitespace Differences checkbox.

6.
Click Find Next. If Dreamweaver finds what you're looking for, it will highlight the text or code in question on the current page (in either Code or Standard view, although you may have to move the Find dialog box to see it).

7.
Click Close to close the Find dialog box, or Find Next to find the next instance.


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