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Find and replace text on the page

Written by James Calleja
Software Test Engineer at MindTouch
This page applies to:MindTouch Responsive

Need to replace a specific word in your MindTouch content? Spare yourself from scouring lines of text—use the find and replace editor tool. There are two ways to access the find and replace tools: (1) via keyboard shortcuts or the editor toolbar.

Via keyboard shortcuts

To use the keyboard shortcuts for the find and replace tools, open your page in Edit mode, click your cursor anywhere on the page and use the following commands:

Shortcut Description
Open the find text search bar.
Open the find text search bar and replace text input field.


Via the editor toolbar

To find and replace text through the editor tool bar, open your page in Edit mode, and either click the Find icon   to access the find input field or click the Replace icon  to open the find AND replace input fields.


Find text via the editor

Enter text into the search field and click Find (or press Enter) to search through text on the page.


Choose one of the following conditions to specify search results: Case sensitiveWhole word only and Wrap search.

Condition Description
Case sensitive Letter case determines the search results.
Whole word only The search results are determined by the search term as a whole.
Wrap search Determines whether the text search stops at the end of the document or returns to the beginning to search the document again.

Replace text via the editor

Use the text search tool to designate the text you wish to replace. Input text into the Replace field and click Replace to replace the text found by the search tool. Otherwise, click Replace all to replace all matches found by the search tool.

Find and replace text in source mode

The find and replace tool can be used while viewing pages in Source mode. To view pages in source mode, click View Source. 

To search for text or code in Source mode, click the Replace icon  to open the find and replace tool.

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