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Search & Replace
Search and replace text in the current page, section or notebook
Search & Replace
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Nov 06, 2013
Search & Replace
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Works fine, a very missed feature in OneNote, thanks a lot!
JoBrad, I just published an update that fixes an issue similar to this. Can you please try and see if that solves your problem?
There is a bug with this macro: I have imported lot of notes from Evernote, and they have HTML entity codes in them. If I do a find and replace, the first replace works. Subsequent runs undo the first replacement, however, and only have the last iteration's results. So, if I replace & with &, it will work. Then, if I replace ' with ', the ampersands get replaced with &, and only the apostrophes are corrected.
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Hey, I had to restart to onenote for it to work. Thank you so much for this great feature! The only thing I miss now in onenote is to be able to justify text.
Also, can you add an option to search whole words or just partial words?
It did not work at all. I've tried to replace the text, but nothing. I'm using onenote 2010 - 64bits. Portuguese char set.
Daryl, thanks for the report. I can reproduce it and will hopefully fix it in the next update.
Update: this bug occurs whenever there is a container on the page that contains a shape (shapes that have been pasted into containers also containing text). When this is the case the search function still works, but the macro cannot insert text into any containers on the page. I tested this:
1) With a shape (a line) pasted in the same container as the search text - same error as in my post below
2) With a shape (a line) pasted into a container without the search text, and a second container containing search text - same error as in my post below
3) With a shape (a line) pasted outside containers on page with the same containers as in case 2 - search / replace works normally
4) With containers having text only - search / replace works normally
Not sure if there is any way around this, as all of my pages are made from formatted templates that have a container with text and shapes. Any help on this appreciated. I can send examples if the above can't be replicated.
I can't get the search/replace macro to work - for example, after running the macro I briefly see a progress bar and then get the message "12 instances of [text] replaced". After this there is briefly another progress bar and then a message box with header "Error" saying "The ink could not be inserted."
Any ideas why this is happening? I have tried a number of different search strings, the first part of the process always works but the text never actually gets replaced. Seems also to find text with search & highlight but same error and text does not highlight.
I'm using OneNote 2010 x64 on Win7
Mark, this won't replace the URLs of the hyperlinks. It will only work against regular text.
Tried this to replace invalid links after a server name change and it found nothing ??
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