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Offline Marbek_Elektronik

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Search function with PDF in Guide 7,0,7: Does it work?
« on: April 10, 2014, 11:10:01 AM »
Hi,
I am searching for a search-function to search everything which can by find by text.

I have tried to print the software to a pdf-file (PDF Creator was used).

But I can`t find anything because there is now text created.

For example I want to find all numbers like "200" in my state-machine to change them.

Is there a pdf-creator, I can use a search function?

Or is there any possibility to search in Guide?

Thanks,
Bernd
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Re: Search function with PDF in Guide 7,0,7: Does it work?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2014, 09:30:14 AM »
GUIDE seems to be based on a really old CAD software package like P-CAD, intended for drawing printed circuit boards (PCBs).  Some bright spark took the netlist output and wrote some software to convert the netlist to C, which is then compiled.  Have a look at Tools->ViewNetNames->Close and you'll see the PCB references in the names of the dialog buttons.  Anyway, the printed output from such antique programs is raster, not a glyph from a font, so when you print it to PDF all you get is a graphic image, no searchable text.  I tried this just for fun and confirmed the sad news.

I would not disagree with anyone who might think that it's about time they got with the 90's and introduced a proper search function, and while they're at it scalable OS fonts for text.

Update: If you change the font of anything from the default line-based "System" font to something TrueType or OpenType (e.g. Arial) then you get text in the PDF, not graphics, and those items in the PDF can be searched.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2014, 06:51:17 PM by oiltronic »

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Re: Search function with PDF in Guide 7,0,7: Does it work?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2014, 04:25:21 PM »
Have you found a way to change the font on something like a checkpoint?  It seems all I see is changing the font on text elements...