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Disable Search and Replace in protected layers

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Search and Replace should be disabled for protected (!) layers as default - or what means "lock"?
Maybe there could be a switch to choose if search and replace should also be executed for text in protected areas, but it is very annoying if text is changed in proteced areas without an option to "protect" it really.

For ex. I duplicate a layer to translate a text. Then i search and replace periodic text elements - and they are changed in protected layers too. This is annoying!


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I tried to find a workaround for my search and replace-problem and so I created two master pages - one for each language. But there is no way to restrict search and replace for a single master page. All existing master pages will be modified by search and replace and there is no way to prohibit this, too. 

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2 hours ago, garrettm30 said:

Unfortunately there is not currently any way to limit the scope of searches. Every search is for the whole document.

It can be done, using regular expressions for the search and replace.

I give some hints about that here:


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