Searching in Text Editor

Why can’t I search (Command-F) in a Text Editor unless it’s set to Pop Up Editing?

If the text editor is active, Command-F will bring up the search panel within the editor itself, rather than the overall database search.

Nope… in fact it’s even dimmed in the drop down menu. I click inside the editor pane and all I get is a muffled beep. If I turn on Pop-Up then I can search in the text editor.

Jim,. if you still have the file I sent you, check either of the two large text editor objects at the bottom, with Pop-Up off you can’t click inside and do Command-F to search.

When a Text Editor object is active, it takes over the search function. However, if the Enable Find Bar option is not checked, no search will take place, it will just beep as you say. However, you can still perform a database search either by clicking # of records in the tool bar, or by choosing Find/Select from the Search menu. However, the Find option in the Edit menu submenu is dim, as you say, and Command-F is linked to that option.

I know all that Jim, that’s kind of my point. Shouldn’t we be able, as in the past, click in a field and search entire database for something in that field? I did this all the time, it’s very handy.

For now you’ll have to click on the field and then invoke Find by using the mouse, either clicking on the record count or using the Search menu.