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".
JW
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.
>
> HTH,
>
> 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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