[texhax] Searching for string in TEX file using XP

Joel jc517 at wmi.com
Wed Dec 14 13:22:35 CET 2005

Trilok Haridas wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a query about .tex files.
> I would like to know if there is a way to search for strings in a .tex 
> file using Windows XP search facility.
> I tried searching for words but Windows XP search facility  did not 
> provide any results.
> I tried converting the .tex to a .txt and it managed to find the string 
> I was looking for.
> Any help in the matter would be appreciated.

I haven't tried this yet but it should do the trick. You need to tell
windows how a *.tex file is searched. Look at


for more info on this.

-- Joel

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