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Saved searches

Saved searches is a feature of the Find/Replace panel of the Control Board The Control Board is a component of the Atlantis GUI that brings together various tools and commands for document design. It is a set of panels each of which deals with one specific characteristic of the active document:

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. You can use it to create a collection of find/replace patterns that you intend to use repeatedly on different documents.

The saved searches can be accessed through the "Search options" menu of the Find/Replace panel:

The 'Saved searches' menu

To add a new item to the saved searches, specify the desired find/replace pattern in the Find/Replace panel, then use the "Save Current Search..." command of the "Search options" menu:

Save current search

and specify name for a new saved search:

Save search as

All the current find/replace configuration of the Find/Replace panel would be automatically included in the saved search.

You can have both simple saved searches containing only the "find what" text, and complex saved searches allowing to search for formatting and format found text with new formatting. Any saved search also includes the "whole words", "exact match" and "use wildcards" options:

Items of a saved search

Let's take an example. Let's suppose that you regularly use the find/replace pattern for reformatting phone numbers, and would like to add it to your collection of saved searches. To do so, specify the corresponding "find what" and "replace with" patterns, and make sure that the "Use wildcards" option is on:

A search to save

Then click the "Save Current Search..." command:

Save current search

and specify a descriptive name for the saved search:

Save search as

After that, whenever you need to reformat phone numbers in any of your documents, you can load the corresponding saved search:

Loading a saved search

To delete or rename previously saved searches, use the "Edit Saved Searches..." command:

Edit saved searches
Edit saved searches

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