• Subject: Re: OfficeVision Help Doc.
  • From: D.BALE@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 11:26:00 -0500


Without being able to answer your question specifically, you should know that
IBM is dropping support OV as of V4R5.  Perhaps you or your company should
seriously consider converting your OV docs en masse to some other current
format (i.e., Word for Windows) - there is at least one third-party product to
do this.

Dan Bale
IT - AS/400
Handleman Company
248-362-4400  Ext. 4952

-------------------------- Original Message --------------------------
I am a technical writer who is unfamiliar with OfficeVision. I've inherited
approximately 8,000 help documents in OV. I have many terminology changes to
make in all of these documents. Is there a way to search and replace all
terms in all documents at once? or at least each term in all documents at

I've searched IBM's redbooks "AS/400 Using OfficeVision/400 Word
Processing." Here I found instructions on how to use search & replace as
well as perform text searches, but only within a given document.

I've searched the midrange-l archives, but posts using the terms -help text,
documentation, editing, search & replace- seemed to be referring to IBM's
documentation & help and editing code. I use the same terms, but refer to
what the end user
will refer to for instructions.

I've also posted this same question to a help authoring listserve. I
received two replies. One said that I was asking for the impossible-I could
only manually search for and replace each word in each document with OV. The
second reply said that he had   used OV to do a search and replace across
multiple documents, but it was "so long ago" he didn't remember the how to
details. He encouraged me to do further digging.

I'd appreciate any help you could offer on how to do a search and replace
across multiple documents.


Patrice Horan
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