Locate DWF-Related Content
Find Text in an Open DWF File
You can quickly locate text in an open DWF file by searching for tabular data,
markups, text on 2D sheets, objects, sheet names, and their properties. Found
results are shown in a convenient list, enabling you to click a result to display
the found text or associated object on the canvas or in a palette.
By default, the entire DWF file is searched for the term you enter in the Find
drop-down list. You can narrow your search by clicking the Advanced Search
button in the Find palette.
Find Whole Words Only. Find only whole words that match the text
in the Find drop-down list. For example, if you select Find Whole Words
Only and search for bolt, Find does not locate the text string bolts or bolted.
When the search term contains spaces or punctuation, the Find Whole
Words Only option is disabled.
Use Wildcards. Find all text that contains a known portion of a word.
The question mark (?) wildcard enables you to find words containing an
unknown single character. For example w?re finds wire and ware. The
asterisk (*) wildcard enables you to find words containing an unknown
string of characters. For example, l*t finds lift and last. When Use
Wildcards is selected, the Match Case and Find Whole Words Only
options are disabled.
Match Case. Find only text that matches the capitalization used in the
Find drop-down list.
Find In. Find text in particular locations. Select the type of content being
searched: All, Current Model or Sheet, Current Table, Markups,
Models, Sheets, Tables.
In some cases, when a DWF file is published, a font is published as geometry.
Consequently, although content appears to be text in the DWF file, it is not.
As a result, geometric representations of text are not found.
Another instance when text may not be found is when PDF and image files
are opened in Design Review. All text and geometry in the source file is
rasterized in the resultant DWF file. Consequently, text in such files cannot
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