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Finding a word using "match whole word only" is confused by colons. If you search for "word" using "match whole word only" and "word:" appears in the document it will not be found. Apparently the ":" (and perhaps other characters) are not counted as punctuation.

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Happens in 1.8.5 on Windows, too, and also in the 1.9.0.850 beta.


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It seems to work here in APub v184, with both activated / not-activated "match whole word only" I get this result:

1604690524_frword.jpg.d006ac7b42c8dd72e427d60b3c8e5889.jpg


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3 hours ago, thomaso said:

It seems to work here in APub v184, with both activated / not-activated "match whole word only" I get this result

But you included the ":" in the search argument. The error is when you just search for "word" without the ":". That should work, too, as it would if there was some punctuation other than the ":" following "word".


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1 hour ago, walt.farrell said:

But you included the ":" in the search argument.

I must have misunderstood the initial post which seems to include the ":" in the search:

5 hours ago, Randolph said:

If you search for "word:"

Indeed, with "word" only (= no punctuation) and active "match whole word only" the result varies and handles  :  different than  ,  .  -  !

1391635727_frwordnopunctuation.jpg.6fb955bd9889835a6f6cdae8d7c050a9.jpg

 

 


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19 hours ago, Randolph said:

Ooof! My apologies. Yes, that was an error on my part. I have corrected the original post.

Well that gives a very different result. I even managed to not find it using a regular expression. The colon is really messing things up when whole word is selected. 


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