In big and 'living' documents, some texts can be hidden from normal view to have them in the document but to hide them for some cases. For example a paragraph is needed for most machine instructions but not for others, therefore the editor hides them with a hidden section instead of deleting to not forget it in future use.
But when revising the instructions, the hidden texts can easily be forgotten to be also revised. In the worst case, names and terms will not be updated.
Add an item 'Hidden text' in the 'Find & Replace' dialog with the ability to search for hidden text e.g. in hidden sections.
I don't know if this is a privacy or data protection issue but I think editable documents should never be given away if sensitive data is included.
+1 to the request. In case of protection we could disable the checkbox.
The checkbox would be under "Other options" perhaps next to "Current selection only" and ideally called "[ ] Include hidden text".
No further input from UX needed, IMHO. Maybe an esayhack.
I am assigning myself to this ticket. Found some code pointers that I'd like to share:
For the UI part of the ticket: We need to add a checkbox of class GtkCheckButton in s\svx\uiconfig\ui\findreplacedialog.ui
Code for the dialog handling in C++ lies somewhere in s\svx\source\dialog\srchdlg.cxx
Will use SvxSearchDialog::EnableControl_Impl() to enable the functioning of the check button.
Feel free to add some more specific code pointers for C++ :)