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Re: Better Answer Find/Replace crashing FM553 Win95

Julie Manley from Adobe sent along the complete tech note for this
problem.  It helps me to understand that I am probably have having the
problem in this particular case because 1) I am deleting text, 2) the
text I am deleting is superscripted and is thus may be causing a more
significant reformat than otherwise, and 3) the original document came
to me from a Mac (via Mac RTF) into WordPerfect8 -- at the same time,
while I am using the default PC PS-font encoding for the font, I
_have_ made a custom font which has a couple changed characters in
that encoding.  

Thanks Julie,

I cannot overemphasize how nice it is to the recent participation from
Adobe folks.  It is a great help to all users.  A PUBLIC THANK YOU is
in order!  A little of this goes an incredibly long way!

Jay Smith

Julie Manley (of Adobe) wrote:
> Jay,
> Unfortunately this is a known problem with version
> 5.5/5.5.2/5.5.3. It is however fixed in version 5.5.6. You
> can find the technical note at
> http://www.adobe.com/supportservice/custsupport/SOLUTIONS/c862
> .htm and I have included it below as well.
> Regards,
> Julie Manley, Adobe FrameMaker Technical Support
> __________________________________________________
> FrameMaker 5.5 for Windows Crashes When Using the Find/Change Utility
> FaxYI number 763003
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Issue
> When you use the Find/Change utility to delete a paragraph
> tag or change a string of text in Adobe FrameMaker 5.5 for
> Windows on Windows NT 4.0, NT 4.0 Japanese, or Windows 95
> Japanese, FrameMaker 5.5 returns an error and crashes.
> Solutions
> Do one of the following:
> Solution 1
> Upgrade to FrameMaker 5.5.6.
> Solution 2
> If you want to delete a paragraph tag or a text string, use
> the Find/Change utility to search for the paragraph tag or
> text string, then manually delete the item:
> 1. Choose Edit > Find/Change.
> 2. In the Find pop-up menu, choose the type of item you want
> to search for. If you choose Text from the pop-up menu, enter
> the text string in the Find text box.
> 3. Click Find to initiate the search.
> 4. When FrameMaker finds the item, click in the document
> window and manually delete the paragraph tag or the string of text.
> If you want to replace text, use the Find/Change utility to
> search for the text string, then replace the text by pasting:
> 1. In the FrameMaker document, select the text you want to
> replace the text in the search string, then choose Edit >
> Copy. If the replacement text does not currently exist in the
> document, type it into the document and then copy it. (You
> can then delete the text after using the Find/Change command.)
> 2. Choose Edit > Find/Change.
> 3. Choose Text in the Find pop-up menu, then enter the text
> string in the Find text box.
> 4. In the Change pop-up menu, choose By Pasting.
> 5. Click Find to initiate the search.
> 6. When FrameMaker finds the text string, click in the
> document window and paste in the replacement text by choosing
> Edit > Paste or pressing Ctrl + v.
> Additional Information
> When you perform certain Find/Change operations (e.g., delete
> paragraph tags, change text string), FrameMaker 5.5 for
> Windows NT 4.0, NT 4.0 Japanese, or Windows 95 Japanese
> crashes. The crash occurs when the Find/Change operation
> reformats the document; therefore, it can occur if you are
> deleting paragraph tags (including empty paragraph tags), or
> if you are inserting or deleting text that causes a change in
> the layout.
> The crash can also occur in FrameMaker 5.5 for Windows 95 if
> you have multiple text encodings installed. A text encoding
> is a mapping of character shapes to internal numerical codes.
> Examples of text encodings include ANSI, Symbol, Shift-JIS
> and Russian. Multiple encodings are usually installed by
> adding language keyboard drivers that differ from the
> installed Windows language.
> At 11:28 PM 10/24/98 -0400, you wrote:
>    It's late at night and I don't have time for this "stuff".
>    Win95  FM553
>    In Find/Replace:
>    Find text: "string "  (is "XXXS ")
>    Replace text: *nothing*
>    There are perhaps 100 occurrences in the document.  I have tried
>    making other text strings -- it doesn't seem to make a difference what
>    the text content is.  It also does NOT matter if the text is plain or
>    superscripted (see below).
>    You can Find/Change perhaps 2-3 dozen times before it crashes.  If you
>    try to do Change All In Document, it crashes immediately.  The crash
>    takes down FM, but the PC is okay.  It generates an error file to send
>    to Adobe.
>    I have not seen this mentioned before.  Did I miss it?
>    ALTERNATIVES??  Assuming that there is no workaround other than FM
>    556, my goal is:  The original document is in WordPerfect 8.  I am
>    trying to capture the superscript information in such a way that I can
>    apply the superscripts in FM using a Character Tag.  In WP8, I use
>    their find/replace to find SuperscriptOn, position before it, and put
>    in a unique string ("string ").  I do other stuff too and then import
>    into FM.  Then in FM, I capture the character tag with Copy Special.
>    I Find "string *\>" (wildcards on) and replace By Pasting.  All that
>    DOES work great!  Then, I am simply trying to get rid of the string,
>    by replacing it with nothing -- that is when it dies.
>    Any ideas of an alternative approach.  Am I being stupid?
>    --
>    Jay Smith
>    e-mail: jay@jaysmith.com
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