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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Finding by Format

In addition to searching for text, you can search by format. If you’ve been highlighting certain parts of your manuscript in different colors — say, blue for emotion and yellow for setting and description — and now you want to find all the blue-highlighted text, Find by Formatting is the answer.

In addition to highlighted text, you can also search for comments and footnotes, inline annotations, inline footnotes, revision color, colored text, links, text with preserved style, and character format.

Follow these steps to search by format:

1. Choose EditFindFind by Formatting.

The Formatting Finder window appears, as shown in Figure 17-8.

2. Click the Find drop-down list, and then select an option from the types of formatting available to search.

When you change the formatting type, the options at the bottom of the window change.

3. To limit your search to specific text, enter the text in the Containing Text text box.

If you leave the text box blank, Scrivener finds all instances of the specified formatting.

4. Click the Search In drop-down list, and then choose to search all documents in the project or only those selected in the Binder.

5. Specify the special options that appear below the Search In drop-down list, if applicable.

Several formats have extra options:

Highlighted Text: Offers a Limit Search to Color check box. Selecting this option limits the search to the color you choose. (To choose the color, click the Color box and select a color from ...

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