Normally, when you're working on a translation, you use Quick find to search for and replace text in the documents. But when you need to fine-tune your search, you need to turn to the Advanced find and replace window.

How to get here

1.Open a document for editing: Open a project. In Project home, choose Translations. Double-click the name of the document.

2.Press Ctrl+F. The Quick find window opens. Press Ctrl+F again.

Or: On the Edit ribbon, in the Find And Replace section, click the Advanced icon.

The Advanced find and replace window opens.

You can start Find and replace directly from Project home: In Translations, do not open a document. Instead, just press Ctrl+H or Ctrl+F. When you do this, memoQ assumes that you want to run Find and replace on several documents, not just one.


Normal find


Using regular expressions to search

What can you do?

In the Find what box, tell memoQ what you look for

In the Replace with box, type or choose the replacement text

Choose where to look: in the source text, in the translation, in comments, or in context identifiers

Choose how to search: look for whole words or whole segments only, and keep formatting when replacing

Find text in several documents, not just in one

The window remains open: go through the documents and decide what happens to matches

Use regular expressions in searching

When you finish

To close the Find and replace window, and go back to the translation editor or to Translations: click Close.