Search in footnotes?

an
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Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:51 am Post

The search function seems a bit clumsy to me when it comes to footnotes. I must do a project search even though I’m in a certain document, and not the word is marked, but the footnote sign so that I must take a second step to get to the word in the footnote. Please tell me if there is a smarter way…

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Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:18 am Post

There is no smarter way at the moment, no, but it's a good point.
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Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:20 pm Post

KB wrote:There is no smarter way at the moment, no, but it's a good point.

Weel maybe I am the ‘gruff and quirky’ for the moment :wink:

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Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:23 pm Post

Seems also that Edit>Find>Find Next (or, Command-G) doesn’t locate footnote markers which link to footnotes containing the found term.
Even though Project Search identifies the document containing the searched term and the footnote marker is highlighted, one must scan/scroll through the entire document to find these markers. For longer documents this is a problem. Or, if the term occurs both in the text and in a footnote, one can easily miss the footnote.

Is it possible to enable Command-G to find these?