[OS X TeX] "Replace All" button in TeXShop

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Nov 22 00:17:24 CET 2008

On Nov 21, 2008, at 3:04 PM, Jung-Tsung Shen wrote:

> Just now I was trying to find a string in my manuscript. Instead of
> the button "Find All", I accidentally pressed the button "Replace All"
> and thus all the strings were deleted from my manuscript (since the
> other field was empty) -- TeXShop effectively replaced the string by
> empty space. I could undo it so that did not cause serious problem. I
> am not sure how many back steps I could undo within TeXShop.
> Is there a better way to avoid this? For example, if the second field
> is empty then the "Replace All" would not work, unless you explicitly
> specify a string such as ``empty'' [with some identifying characters].
> I understand this proposed fix might cause more problems than the one
> it is intended to solve. Any other suggestions will be appreciated.
> JT


you can always use File->Revert to Saved (Cmd-U) which will bring back  
the last saved copy of the file. Of course if you saved the mess you  
made there is nothing you can do.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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