Issue 90229 - Find&Replace: Search for Format fails ("Regular", "Not bold" etc)
Summary: Find&Replace: Search for Format fails ("Regular", "Not bold" etc)
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.0
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 117347 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-06-02 00:28 UTC by tab
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:44 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

contains Franklin... strings to find (14.18 KB, text/plain)
2008-06-02 00:30 UTC, tab
no flags Details
Another example (11.29 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2013-06-09 15:48 UTC, rgb
no flags Details

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Description tab 2008-06-02 00:28:15 UTC
In FindFGM.odt,  search for .*, specify
Regular expressions,
Format: Franklin Gothic Medium
find ':0', ':1', ..., which are all regular --not italic, not bold. OK.

redo the search with
Format: Franklin Gothic Medium, regular --displayed as 'Franklin Gothic Medium,
Not Italic, normal'
find... nothing!
Comment 1 tab 2008-06-02 00:30:25 UTC
Created attachment 54139 [details]
contains Franklin... strings to find
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2008-06-02 09:14:00 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 3 stefan.baltzer 2008-07-15 12:10:57 UTC
Confirmed. Same in DEV300_m24 (To-become-OOo 3.0)
Reassigned to AMA.
Comment 4 eric.savary 2011-03-13 14:56:15 UTC
*** Issue 117347 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 rgb 2013-06-09 15:48:38 UTC
Created attachment 80809 [details]
Another example

The attached document have two paragraph styles applied, Default and, on second paragraph, Caption.

The Caption style is all italic. On this second paragraph there are two words ("particular" and "grab") that are non italic and were directly formatted with Ctrl-I. If you search using More options → Format → Font tab → Regular the search tool will not find those two words unless you check "Including styles", but on that situation the search tool will find *all* regular text, including first and last paragraph. 

This is a serious limitation on the search engine, because it will fail on several normal tasks like finding a word with hard formatting on a heading, for example.