Question about Find and Replace function
Joe Lewis Wilkins
pepetoo at Cox.Net
Sun Dec 31 18:39:29 EST 2006
Steve, I meant look up "date".
On Dec 31, 2006, at 3:36 PM, Joe Lewis Wilkins wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> First of all, you don't want to be doing this every year. I, also,
> wrote a series of stacks used for Invoicing and Statements back in
> 1987 using HyperCard. These stacks were used for about 15 years and
> I never had to touch the scripting because I did not "hardwire" the
> date information. You can do the same using Revolution. Just look
> up "the date" in the Documentation Dictionary and you should come
> away with everything you need.
> Joe Wilkins
> On Dec 31, 2006, at 2:42 PM, Stgoldberg at aol.com wrote:
>> I've used Revolution to create an invoice program consisting of a
>> Main stack
>> and several substacks in which all the stacks contain "2006" as
>> the last
>> word of their names. Now, for 2007, I want to change all the
>> times "2006"
>> appears in the stack names and scripts to "2007". I've done this
>> successfully but
>> have some questions I don't understand about the process:
>> a. I opened "Find and Replace..." from the Edit menu", typed in
>> "2006 in the
>> "Find" field and checked off "Name" and "Script", since these are
>> the places
>> where "2006" appears. While in the Main stack, I chose the search
>> process to
>> occur in "This stack file and its stack files", then clicked
>> "Find", which came
>> up with some "337 objects found"
>> b. I then typed in "2007" into the "Replace with" field, clicked on
>> "Replace in All"
>> c. Interestingly, the program found and replaced "2006" a number
>> of times but
>> not all of them. I had to repeat the process about 6 times in
>> order to
>> replace all the instances of "2006". My questions are as follows:
>> A. What is the "Find" program doing that requires 6 passes
>> through the
>> entire procedure to get all the words?
>> B. What is the difference between selecting "This stack file"
>> versus "This
>> stack" and "This stack file and its stack files"? I presume that
>> "This stack
>> file and its stack files" refers to this stack and its
>> substacks. What is the
>> difference between a stack file and a stack?
>> "Find and Replace" seems to be doing its job, but I'd just like to
>> understand the process a little better. Thanks.
>> Steve Goldberg
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