Version: 22.214.171.124 (1238528) 64-bit - 23 Mar 2021
I have a 120k word WIP with around 245 subdocuments.
Since I’ve started writing it, I’m certain I’ve used multiple variations of “Mm-hmm” (Mmm-hmm, etc.) and I was wanting to search through my WIP to find each instance so I could correct it.
To do this, I used a Project Search (FIND->PROJECT SEARCH)
There were a gazillion results, which is fine, I have several drafts of my WIP in my project. So I started wading through them to get them fixed. I originally search for ‘mm’ and found too many false positives-- and a lot of results, though I didn’t initially think anything about it-- so I tried ‘hm’ and still got a lot of false positives and a lot of results.
So I figured, I’ll search for ‘-hm’ and that way I can be sure that I’ll only be catching the few instances I suspect are in my WIP. But I still got a whole lot of results.
As I started working my way through them, I kept noticing more and more there were NO hits in the files I was looking through. The file was simply included in the results list.
I continued working through them, fixing the issues I did fine, but the strange thing is-- I started seeing files I KNOW are TOTALLY BLANK in the results list !!!
After a moment or two of that, I started double-checking the files that DID have text very carefully, both by eye, and by using CTRL-F (Document Find) and F3 to look for the same thing, “-hm” and was in total agreement-- the letters did not exist in that order in the file.
I figured I had to be doing something wrong, so I tried again several ways. I also tried it against just regular words, which DOES seem to work. So it’s not broken in every situation. Just the one I noted, apparently.
Perhaps a leading dash has some particular meaning?
I think I’ve used Project Search before to look for and change ‘—’ to something else. But that’s been quite some time ago (months) and something could have changed or fallen-out since then… ???
But, just in case anybody’s wondering, here’s the ENTIRE CONTENTS of the BLANK FILE that was included in the list… —><—
See it? It’s right there between the arrowheads. (Hint, nothing… )
Those characters (nor any others) simply do not appear in the vast percentage of the files it’s claiming in the results list.
I’ve made you a nice screenshot so you can see it for yourselves.
I think we have a bug here