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Hi,

I need to change one letter with another in the text I am working on. If the text is formatted italic, bold... the letter appears as normal (without adopting the local formatting).

Is there any setting I miss?

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I found what the problem was. Thanks. The text was wrong in Word not in Publisher.

But, I noticed something new. When I enter a text in Find/Replace, all the sentences where they occur are shown. That is OK. But, now, if I remove the text from Find/Replace, all sentences are still in the Result dialog box. Aren't they supposed to dissapear?

Also, it would be nice if the sentences where replacing is done, when doing Find/Replace step by step, to dissapear?

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2 hours ago, Petar Petrenko said:

if I remove the text from Find/Replace, all sentences are still in the Result dialog box. Aren't they supposed to dissapear?

Also, it would be nice if the sentences where replacing is done, when doing Find/Replace step by step, to dissapear?

If you want that behaviour, you have to click again on Find/Search button, to update results. 
Otherwise the first results remain shown until you press the Find button again. 

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7 minutes ago, Oufti said:

If you want that behaviour, you have to click again on Find/Search button, to update results. 
Otherwise the first results remain shown until you press the Find button again. 

No, it doesn't clear the list.

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In my experience to clear the list we have to search for something that is not in the text. I will use two spaces, simply because it is easy to type and I usually do not want any double spaces in the text anyway.

There is a danger that if we accidentally hit the Replace or Replace All buttons then the previously found text will be replaced with whatever is in the replace field.

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6 hours ago, Petar Petrenko said:
6 hours ago, Oufti said:

If you want that behaviour, you have to click again on Find/Search button, to update results. 
Otherwise the first results remain shown until you press the Find button again. 

No, it doesn't clear the list.

Indeed. You have first to modify the Find field, or modify your text, then only when you click on the button Find/Search the list will be updated (I didn't say cleared; as @Old Bruce noticed, it will be cleared if you search for something not present in your text).

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2 hours ago, Oufti said:

Indeed. You have first to modify the Find field, or modify your text, then only when you click on the button Find/Search the list will be updated (I didn't say cleared; as @Old Bruce noticed, it will be cleared if you search for something not present in your text).

First, second, third... why it just not dissapear when you clear the search fields?

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37 minutes ago, Petar Petrenko said:

... why it just not dissapear when you clear the search fields?

I too would like to know the reasoning behind the current behaviour.

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5 hours ago, Niklaus said:

I would like to put the serach and replace buttons on shortcuts in the Find/Replace panel. Is that possible?

You can assign shortcuts for Find Next and Find Previous. But those work only after you have pressed Return or clicked the Find button to start the actual search.

On Mac, it should be possible to "click" the buttons via UI scripting, i.e. by utilizing some accessibility features via AppleScript's System Events. That can be run as Automator or Shortcuts plugin or with e.g. Keyboard Maestro, each by using keyboard shortcuts. I've posted a bunch of similar UI scripting examples here in the forums already:
https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/search/&q=system events&quick=1&author=loukash&search_and_or=and&sortby=relevancy

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Hi loukash

Thank you very much for the tip!
You can assign shortcuts for Find Next and Find Previous. But those work only after you have pressed Return or clicked the Find button to start the actual search.

This works quite well, but: Do you have any idea why Serif has not provided a shortcut for replace? After that I would have nothing more to complain about!

As far as UI scripting is concerned: I'm too stupid for that!

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6 minutes ago, Niklaus said:

Do you have any idea why Serif has not provided a shortcut for replace?

Only the Serifairies Of Nottingham know… :D 

7 minutes ago, Niklaus said:

As far as UI scripting is concerned: I'm too stupid for that

You're not! I'm attempting to learn scripting since over two decades, and I still feel I'm too stupid for it, too! ;) 
It's just my unbroken will to eventually score a victory that makes me spend nights trying to figure out a task that would otherwise take a second if I would just click that silly button!

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