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Text wrapping in the "Find Text" window
Jun 09th, 2011, 12:22pm
 
Just as the subject line says. Some of my notes are a few sentences long, and it would help me find things to see their names wrapped in the Find Text window.
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Reply #1 - Jun 9th, 2011, 12:45pm
 
Add an agent - anywhere, it doesn't matter - view it in Outline view and you've got your list with wrapping titles.
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Reply #2 - Jun 9th, 2011, 12:48pm
 
That's a fair suggestion and I should have stated that I was aware of this workaround. That said, when I'm just trying to find something quickly, it's troublesome to have to create and then delete an agent, or modify an existing one. It is the speed and efficiency of the Find Text command that makes it useful.
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Reply #3 - Jun 9th, 2011, 1:04pm
 
Does it really take that long? That took seconds to make and stick in its own window:



N.B: The picture here is more for others reading this, as I know you know how to do the process. I thought it worth demonstrating as for new users there's a tendency to think of agents as permanent structures. They can be, but they don't all have to be.
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Reply #4 - Jun 9th, 2011, 1:25pm
 
What if it took seconds for the Find Text window to appear after pressing Command-F? I suspect we would say that the interface was acting sluggish relative to normal.
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Reply #5 - Jun 9th, 2011, 2:07pm
 
Indeed, adding to the Find view's rendering work (figuring out line wraps each refresh cycle, etc.) may likely slow performance so perhaps not be ideal.
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Reply #6 - Jun 11th, 2011, 12:45pm
 
I myself am not unsympathetic to looking at multiline titles in the Find window.

This is, in part, a historical issue. Tinderbox was designed around one-line titles in outlines, so the limitation in Find was simply the way everything worked.  Now that outlines and maps permit multi-line titles, it would be nice if Find supported multiple lines as well.

As it happens, the mechanism that underlies the Find window assumes, deep in its bones, that every note has the same height.  As a result, multiline titles in Find are going to be costly to support, and they're going to take some time.  They're on our radar.
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