# [OS X TeX] Find in texshop

Themis Matsoukas matsoukas at psu.edu
Sun Dec 18 10:32:42 EST 2005

But would the space in front of figure find things like "blah blah.
Figure 2 shows ..." ?
BTW, I normally say "see figure \ref{...}" without a forced "~"
space. And of course, "figure" in my posting is only an example; the
question is how to find a whole word, excluding from the search long
strings that contain the word. The problem with regular expressions
is that I have to think of all possible characters that could
surround my string (and if I had the time to do that, I'd rather be
doing something else!)

Themis

On Dec 18, 2005, at 9:53 AM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On 18 Dec 2005, at 15:45, Christopher Allen wrote:
>
>>> When I search for figure' in texshop, it finds among other
>>> things \figurename, \includefigure etc. How can I search for the
>>> _word_ "figure"?
>>
>> If you want the word itself, without being part of a command, you
>> could use " figure" (notice the space) instead of "figure" for the
>> search. That should do what you've asked, though it may miss
>> something if, for example, there are quotation marks preceding the
>> word.
>
> Common usage for a word like figure is "see figure~\ref{fig:blah}",
> so just adding the spaces probably won't be enough. You can try to
> use regular expressions:
>
> \sfigure[\s~]
>
> (search for whitespace (space, tab, return), figure (not case-
> sensitive, if you want) followed by whitespace or a tilde).
>
> Maarten
>
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