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WordPipe and graphics

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:38 pm
by ott739
The documentation suggests that wordpipe can replace graphics, merely by using ^g as search and ^c as replace, and having the new graphics in the clipboard. I am having some problems with this.

First, I tried it, and I cannot get any of the graphics to change. The text search/replace function is working, but no graphics changes are made, at least not that I can tell. I tried using ^g and XXXX to replace the graphics with text, and that does not work either.

The graphics in question are in the background of a header, and I have the header option checked (I tried all option checked in the "look in" box)

Second, if this was working, would it replace all graphic objects? I have at least two different graphics in my documents, but only want to change one of them. The replace first option should actually work for me, but I've not tried it yet as I've been unsuccessful to get any graphics to be changed.

Third, I assume that the ^g is supposed to be carat-g and not control-g. control-g just 'dings' when entered. ^g looks a bit like a regex string. Is there some place were I have to indicate that this is some sort of advanced search which needs to be enabled?


Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:36 am
by DataMystic Support
^g is carat-g, and it is actual understood as part of the 'Normal search'.

^g only finds inline graphics, not floating graphics. If the graphics are in a frame you will need
Inside shapes/text boxes
Inside inline shapes/text boxes
you should also check the 'Replace first only option'

Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 3:38 am
by ott739
It would appear that my images are floating, as upon further investigation from this tip, manually trying Word's search feature does not find the graphics. I'm a bit of a novice with Word, so was not familiar with what 'floating' meant, or that a 'floating' graphic was treated so differently. Would have been useful to include some of these tips in the FAQ.

Thanks for the help,

(wouldn't mind any ideas, other than manually to do this update. I'm pretty good with regexes, perl, et al., but not so good with the Windows world, documents containing graphics objects, and have almost no experience using Marcos under Word, nor visual basic.)