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Find and Replace not working in v. 293

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I had been using Find and Replace successfully in v. 283 and previous builds to locate each line break created by opening a PDF as an editable document and then replacing each with  a single space.   Today I tried this repeatedly with v. 293 and have discovered that Find and Replace is not working at all.   I just experimented with v. 283 and replaced several hundred line breaks in the same multi-page opened PDF.    v. 293 could not find a single line break in that same document.    Something fishy here!!   (MAC Sierra 10.12.6)  

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Just now, jmwellborn said:

I had been using Find and Replace successfully in v. 283 and previous builds to locate each line break created by opening a PDF as an editable document and then replacing each with  a single space.   Today I tried this repeatedly with v. 293 and have discovered that Find and Replace is not working at all.   I just experimented with v. 283 and replaced several hundred line breaks in the same multi-page opened PDF.    v. 293 could not find a single line break in that same document.    Something fishy here!!   (MAC Sierra 10.12.6)  

Can you supply a sample PDF that demonstrates the problem?


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2 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

Can you supply a sample PDF that demonstrates the problem?

If the developers would like to see the PDF I will be glad to send it to them via dropbox.   It is a personal family history and not something I wish to post in the forums.    

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OK. I thought perhaps you had a more generic PDF you could demonstrate it with, but if not I'm sure they'll provide an upload link for you.


-- Walt

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Hi @jmwellborn,

I can search for them in the PDF i got from you on another thread, are you still struggling in the latest build? If so could you clarify to me how you are looking for them?

Thanks!


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1 hour ago, Jon P said:

Hi @jmwellborn,

I can search for them in the PDF i got from you on another thread, are you still struggling in the latest build? If so could you clarify to me how you are looking for them?

Thanks!

Since I cannot open the PDFs in v. 305 with "Favour editable text over fidelity" I cannot check here, so would be glad if you would use either PDF I sent you to check.    I am trying to open PDFs exported from former work (usually text-only but some with images) done with InDesign, Apple Pages, or that rather unsatisfactory iCalamus (very temporarily used)  in order to edit them with fresh material.   So the first thing I do after opening a PDF with both options checked, is to do a Find and Replace to change all line breaks (and there are thousands!) with a single space.   I use the "Line Break" option in the FIND box, and then highlight the REPLACE box and enter a single click on the space bar.  That seems to be more uniformly successful than the Non-breaking space option.    Then I click on REPLACE ALL.     It had been working perfectly.   After that is done, I next link all the text frames -- very tediously! -- so that the material will flow properly, then save the document as an .afpub file.    I then open it, set up master pages, reset margins if I need, and I am ready to go.    It has been working beautifully, by the way!!!!    And many thanks to you all!      

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