Bug 95117 - Allow Find and Replace in selection (of objects)
Summary: Allow Find and Replace in selection (of objects)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Object-Selection-Alignment Find-Search
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Reported: 2015-10-16 17:28 UTC by MarjaE
Modified: 2021-09-14 06:03 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description MarjaE 2015-10-16 17:28:23 UTC
I think it would be very helpful to be able to select an area, and find-and-replace within that area, rather than throughout each entire page.

For example, I'm working on a project which requires one set of objects on one side of the page, and a corresponding set with lower values on the other side. Find-and-replace would be very handy, except that it would screw up the first set if I tried to apply it to the second.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2015-10-19 10:53:17 UTC
Yes, it is disabled in Draw & Impress for some reason.. the same with regular expressions and search by format.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2016-06-21 08:58:27 UTC
As recommended for the other find & replace tickets I recommend to improve the navigator rather than introducing new dialogs or special features. But the use case for this request should be taken into consideration.
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2016-09-30 08:05:10 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 90558 ***
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2016-09-30 08:07:27 UTC
Sorry for the noise. Selection (of objects) is not the same as a selection in Writer.
Comment 5 MarjaE 2016-12-07 03:08:02 UTC
There's a check-box under options, but after selecting a group of groups, it's still grayed out.
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2021-09-14 06:03:22 UTC
"Current selection only" has the tooltip "Searches only the selected text or cells" and applies to Writer/Calc.

It makes sense to enable this checkbox in Draw an run the F&R only on selected objects.

(Sorry for the delayed response, sometimes topics get left behind.)