Find and Replace - Text
It would be great to have a generic "find and replace" inside the edit menu like most text editors have. What would be even better is if you could select the find and replace function to use the current art board, or all art boards. This is super helpful if you're mocking up redundant content that has a slight name change between screens.
Jonas Hartmann commented
Would be really nice to get some official news here.
Marc Simonet commented
Please, it would be super helpful to have a "Search/Replace" function.
Michael Tardi commented
Hi XD Team,
It would be nice to extend the search function in order to find text inside a particular layer.
For instance :
- In my layers, i have one called "some text" which contains the sentence "Adobe XD is very nice to use."
- I search the word "nice"
- The layer "some text" is highlighted or better the word on the artboard is colored / framed or selected (if it is the only result).
It would be faster to find and replace word or terms in our design or prototypes.
Matthew Libby commented
Crazy this doesn't exist yet. Essential.
PLEASE ADOBE. This is a basic ask. Having to go through multiple artboards, body copy, groups, etc. to replace a simple CAP treatment with lower case on a single word instance is PAINFUL, a total time suck and proofing to make sure you caught all instances is even more of a stress.
Fabin Rasheed commented
I just made a plugin called Replacer which can do this for now. It can infact replace any text, rectangle, ellipse, path or line with other similar or different elements. Read more here:
This option is essential. It already exists in indesign, illustrator or photoshop, and also in all text editors. It's so hard to change a one word when you have more than 50 screens. Please Adobe make this option possible !
Adobe-- can you give us a comment on this one? Is it even being considered for the backlog?
I completely agree. Not having a Find & Replace feature makes XD seems half-baked.
I could stab myself in the eye after having to go through +50 screens replacing one word many times within groups of hidden elements outside of the screen.
THIS MUST NOT BE SO HARD to do
Steve Jackson commented
XD makes it super easy to repeat elements with the awesome repeat grid. It only takes one typo to creep in and before you know it - the error is popping up in loads of screens / different devices etc.
When is this coming? Even if I could just get Find in the next update, it would be huge. It can be impossible to manually find all instances of a word in a large document. Of course, Find and Replace is necessary, but not having Find is crippling.
Indesign and Illustrator have robust find and replace tools. XD is basically a layout tool like these and this functionality should be included. Sucks that this isn't a priority.
As UX designer on enterprise apps, this is one of the features that would reduce how long it takes to update prototypes.
Rob Seager commented
Oh 1000% yes please, absolutely vital for my team to make the switch from Photoshop.
Even PHOTOshop has it!!
Tom Pearce commented
I'll get on the back of this!! Please update soon please Adobe
C'mon Adobe. Please. We are begging for rudimentary functionality? I'm leaving XD if this isn't on there this year.... it's December.
This would be excellent to have. Mockups should be up-to-date with the word choices provided by marketing – and those are subject to change.
Wow from the looks of this thread and how long it has been going, adobe doesn't listen or just doesn't care to add such simple feature that has cost me personally at least 10-15 hours over the course of 4 redesigns using XD. If this feature isn't added by the 1st of 2019, I'm out. On to sketch for our team..