Searching for Attributes

Searching for attributes is available in the Find & Replace dialog for text documents.

You can search for text with attributes that are applied either by direct formatting or by styles. For example, if you search for the \<emph\>Font\</emph\> attribute, all instances of text that do not use the default font are found. All text that has a directly coded font attribute, and all text where a style switches the font attribute, are found.


If you want to find text with any font by name, click the Format button in the Find & Replace dialog of LibreOffice Writer.


After you select the attributes that you want to search for, the Paragraph Styles box in the Other options area of the LibreOffice Writer Find & Replace dialog changes to Including Styles.


If you want to search for text in which attributes were set by using direct formatting and styles, select the \<emph\>Including Styles\</emph\> box.


The search criteria for attributes are listed below the Find box.

To search for all font changes

  1. Choose \<emph\>Edit - Find & Replace\</emph\>.

  2. Clear the Find text box if necessary.

  3. Click \<emph\>Attributes\</emph\>.

  4. In the \<emph\>Attributes\</emph\> dialog, select the \<emph\>Font\</emph\> check box, and click OK.

    In the Find & Replace dialog, you now can read "Font" below the Find text box.

  5. Click \<emph\>Find\</emph\>.

All places where a font change was applied, either directly or by assigning an appropriate style, are found.

To reset the Find & Replace mode

To stop searching for the current attributes, reset the \<emph\>Find & Replace\</emph\> dialog to normal mode.

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