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st: AW: Find Again and Copy in do-file editor

From   "Martin Weiss" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: AW: Find Again and Copy in do-file editor
Date   Wed, 24 Mar 2010 09:07:23 +0100


That is very normal and, most of the time, useful behavior. Ultraedit also
makes the highlighted string the new search string. 

Note there is no need for you to copy to the clipboard in your step 4.
Highlighting alone does the trick. Highlighting a string and pressing ctrl-f
automatically puts the string into the search dialog box, but you could also
start pressing F3 right away.


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[] Im Auftrag von Michael Norman
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 24. März 2010 02:10
Betreff: st: Find Again and Copy in do-file editor


   I am using the most up to date Stata 11 with Windows/XP and have 
noticed an odd behavior in the do-file editor. When I copy text into the 
clipboard, it changes the "find string" to match the text copied to the 
clipboard. Here is an example sequence of steps....

   1) Open a file in the do-file editor.
   2) Press ctrl-f and in the search box search for a text string (e.g., 
"describe") that appears multiple times in the file.
   3) Close the dialog box, and use the F3 button to "find again" to 
find the next instance of the string.
   4) Select some text (e.g., "fred") and copy it to the clipboard via 
   5) Press F3 to "find next" instance of "describe"
      WHOOPS! it now searches for "fred" instead of "describe".

   Does this happen for other folks? Is this proper behavior?


Michael N. Mitchell
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