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Replace dialog box

This dialog box appears when the Replace command is selected. You can specify a string to find and a string to replace it with, as well as other options.

Find drop-down list box

Enter a string to search for. If this is a multi-line text box, you can enter new lines by pressing CTRL + ENTER. While the drop-down list is open, you may press ALT + DELETE to clear the selected history item.

> button

Click this button to show the list of available commands.

Selected Text When this is checked, the dialog box initializes the Find drop-down list box with the selected text.
Word at Cursor When this is checked, the dialog box initializes the Find drop-down list box with the word at the cursor.
Custom When this is checked, the dialog box initializes the Find drop-down list box with the last used string.
Save as Default Saves the option (Selected Text, Word at Cursor or Custom) as the default for the next time the dialog box is displayed.
Multiline Toggles between singleline and multiline of the drop-down list box (this command appears only in the Find dialog box and Replace dialog box).

The commands also include the list of available escape sequences or regular expressions. Selecting an item from the list will insert the selected item into the text box next to the button.

Replace with drop-down list box

Enter a string with which you want to replace the original string. If this is a multi-line text box, you can enter new lines by pressing CTRL + ENTER. While the drop-down list is open, you may press ALT + DELETE to clear the selected history item.

Match Case check box

Match cases when searching for a string.

Use Regular Expressions check box

Enable regular expressions. For more information on regular expression syntax, see To Use Regular Expressions.

Use Escape Sequence check box

Enable escape sequences. You can use the following characters as escape sequences.

\a Warning (Bell)
\b Backspace
\f Form feed
\n New line
\t Horizontal tab
\v Vertical tab
\\ Backslash
\oooooo Unicode character in octal notation
\xhhhh Unicode character in hexadecimal notation

A null character (\0) may not be used. \n must be used instead of \r.

Match Whole Word check box

Search words only. A word is defined as a string that begins and ends with any of these characters: A – Z, a – z, 0 – 9, or an underscore. Strings surrounded by full-width characters are considered words. When using regular expressions, this check box may not work correctly. When using regular expressions, please use word boundary expressions (\<, \>, and \b) instead.

Incremental Search check box

When this is checked, the search immediately starts as you type in the Find drop-down list box.

Search All Open Documents check box

Searches all open documents in the same frame window.

In the Selection Only check box

Replace within the selected text only.

Close when Finished check box

Close the dialog box when finished replacing.

Find Next button

Search next from the current position.

Replace button

Replace and search for the next occurrence of the string.

Replace All button

Replace all strings in the document.

<< Find button

Click this button to display the Find dialog box for the specified string with selected options.

Close button

Click this button to close the dialog box.

Customize button

Click this button to display the Customize dialog box.

Batch >> button

Toggles between the Replace dialog box and the Batch Replace dialog box.


The following controls appear only when the dialog box extends to the Batch Replace dialog box.

Add to Batch button

Adds the current settings to the Batch list.

Modify button

Modifies the selected item in the Batch list to the current settings.

List box

Displays the list of find and replace combinations to be used for the batch process.

Enable/Disable All check box

Enables or disables all items in the list.

Up button

Move the selected item up on the list.

Down button

Move the selected item down on the list.

Delete button

Click this button to delete the selected item from the list.

Select All button

Select the entire list.

Import button

Imports a file containing the list of batch replace.

Export button

Exports a file containing the list of batch replace.

Batch Replace All button

Replaces all strings in the document using the batch list.


This dialog box can be resized by dragging the right-bottom corner of the dialog box. While multi-line text box is enabled, CTRL + ENTER key can be used to insert new lines.

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