[OS X TeX] Warning - Find broken in TexShop 1.35b, no undo

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Thu Sep 2 21:42:52 CEST 2004


Indeed.

I think the problem is that as you use Find after having downloaded 
1.35, "Delimit by Whitespace" is ALREADY checked. It took me a while to 
realize this. Having no idea of what it meant I unchecked it and all was 
well.

I would suggest, though, in consideration of the unwary such as myself, 
that Find should be downloaded with "Delimit by Whitespace" NOT already 
checked.

Regards
--schremmer


Bob Kerstetter wrote:

> Hi Ralph,
>
>
> On Sep 2, 2004, at 10:12 AM, Ralph Martin wrote:
>
>> I hope this is not another false alarm.
>>
>> However, with regular expressions OFF, I did a search for
>> ( )
>> and replace all with
>> ()
>>
>> I got quite undesired results, with all ( replaced by () and all ) 
>> replaced by ().
>>
>> Worse still, there is no undo for find and replace.
>>
>> I have just messed up my lecture notes for next semester quite 
>> badly... :-(
>>
>
> I assume you're using TeXShop 1.35.   When you are using Regex Find, 
> there is an option in the "More Options" pane called "Delimit by 
> Whitespace". When this is checked the Find searches for each word 
> separately. So if you search for:
>
> blah whatever
>
> the search will find "blah" and "whatever" but not "blah whatever". 
> This is the same thing as searching for blah|whatever using regex. 
> This "Delimit by Whitespace" option works for the various search 
> syntaxes (ruby, perl....) and for "Simple Matching" (regex off)
>
> In your case, if you had "Delimit by Whitespace" enabled and regex 
> off, it would find "(" and replace it with "()" and ")" and replace it 
> with "()". So result would be "() ()" --- kind of a bummer.
>
> The regex panel is pretty cool. Very flexible. And a very sharp knife. 
> I did something similar to this on day one.
>
> Undo does work, but you have to switch to the text window to activate 
> it. This is different from the regular system-wide Find.
>
> Take care,
>
> Bob
>
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