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FindSettings

This function has not been fully integrated into the long-term Mathematica system, and is subject to change.

FindSettings->{opt1->val1, opt2->val2, ...}
is a global option that specifies settings for the Find dialog box.

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  • The following options may be specified:
  • "FindString"""stores the value of the last string that was searched for using the Find dialog box
    "IgnoreCase"Falsespecifies whether a search carried out using the Find command is case-sensitive
    "ReplaceString"""stores the value of the string to be inserted in place of highlighted text in the current notebook
    "WindowMargins"Automaticspecifies the size of margins around the Find dialog box
    "Wraparound"Truespecifies whether a search should be continued at the start of a notebook when the search reaches the end
  • is usually set by typing text into the Search for: field of the Find dialog box, which is accessed by choosing Edit ► Find menu item.
  • You can search for any occurrence of a special character by setting to the full name of the character. For example, to search for the next occurrence of the Greek letter , you can set "FindString"->\[Alpha].
  • You can search for typeset expressions by specifying the box structure in linear syntax. For example, to search for the next occurrence of , you can set .
  • You must perform a search using one of the buttons in the Find dialog box for the value of to be updated.
  • is usually set by typing text into the Replace with: field of the Find dialog box.
  • You must perform a search using one of the buttons in the Find dialog box for the value of to be updated.
  • You can also replace text with a special character by setting to the full name of the character. For example, to replace the selected text by the Greek letter , you can use the setting "ReplaceString"->\[Alpha].
  • is usually set using the Ignore case checkbox of the Find dialog box.
  • With the default setting "IgnoreCase"->True, searches are case-insensitive.
  • With the setting "IgnoreCase"->False, searches are case-sensitive.
  • is usually set using the Wrap around checkbox of the Find dialog box.
  • With the default setting "Wraparound"->True, a search that reaches the end of a notebook is continued at the start of that notebook.
  • With the setting "Wraparound"->False, a search terminates when it reaches the end of a notebook.
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