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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.

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  • Michael Tardi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

    Thanks ;)

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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 !

  • MaMaLy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Adobe-- can you give us a comment on this one? Is it even being considered for the backlog?

  • Milan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • MaMaLy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Doug commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Oh 1000% yes please, absolutely vital for my team to make the switch from Photoshop.

    Even PHOTOshop has it!!

  • Jamila commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • VincentS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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..

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