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Find and Replace Words or Phrases

Did you write your entire screenplay using your sweetheart’s name, Hamlet, as the hero? And now Hamlet has abandoned you and you want to replace the hero’s name with Romeo? No problem:

  1. From the Edit menu, choose “Find...,” or press Command F. A search field appears below the ruler bar.
  2. Click the “Replace” checkbox to open a Replace text field below the search field.
  3. In the Find field, type the word you want to find, such as Hamlet.
  4. In the Replace field, type the word or phrase that will replace the found word, such as Romeo.
  5. Find and replace:

    Replace: Replaces the currently selected occurrence of the word or phrase, then automatically finds the next occurrence.

    All: Replace all occurrence of the found text. Press (don’t click) on the “All” button to see more options.

    To manually find other occurrence of the text, click the Previous and Next buttons.

    For more search options, click the small double-arrows next to the magnifying glass icon on the left side of the window.

  6. Click “Done” to put the Find and Replace fields away.
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