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Chapter 5. Working with Text > Using Find and Replace

Using Find and Replace

Use Find and Replace to locate specific elements in your Flash document. You can specify where to look, what to look for, and what to replace it with. Choose to search the entire Flash document or the current active scene. Each element you search for has its own configurable settings and options. Included is a log that shows the exact locations of the found element.

Locate Items with Find and Replace

1.
Click the Edit menu, and then click Find And Replace.

TIMESAVER Press +F (Mac) or Ctrl+F (Win) to quickly open the Find and Replace window.

2.
Select where you want to search from the Search In popup menu.

3.
Select which element from the For popup menu you want to search for in Flash:

  • Text

  • Font

  • Color

  • Symbol

  • Sound

  • Video

  • Bitmap

4.
Enter and/or select the parameters you want for your search.

5.
To find the element with the characteristics you’ve entered, click Find Next or Find All.

6.
To update the found element with the new characteristics, click Replace or Replace All.


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