Storyline's find/replace feature allows you to quickly search your project for specific text, such as a word, phrase, or other string of characters. You can also use this feature to replace text—for example, if you've used a certain word throughout your course and now need to change that word to something else. 

How to Search for Specific Text

  1. On your keyboard, press Ctrl+F. (Or, when you're in Normal View, click the Find Text button on the Home tab.)
  2. The Find window appears.
  3. In the Find what field, enter the text you want to search for. Or, use the arrow on the right edge of this field to select from search strings you've used previously.
  4. To search for text that contains the same combination of upper- and lower-case characters as the text in the Find what field, mark the Match case checkbox. Otherwise, Storyline will find all occurrences of the text, regardless of case.
  5. To search only for complete words, mark the Find whole words only checkbox. For example, a search for "art" will find only occurrences of the word "art," not other words that contain the same characters, such as "articulate" or "artistic." (This option won't be available if you've entered more than one word in the Find what field.)
  6. Click Find Next.
  7. Storyline takes you to the first occurrence it finds. You can now click Close to close the window, or, if you want to find additional occurrences, you can keep clicking Find Next until you see a message indicating that Storyline has finished searching your project.

How to Search for and Replace Specific Text

  1. On your keyboard, press Ctrl+F. (Or, when you're in Normal View, click the Find Text button on the Home tab.)
  2. When the Find window appears, click Replace.
  3. In the Find what field, enter the text you want to replace.
  4. In the Replace with field, enter the new text you want to use instead.
  5. To search for text that contains the same combination of upper- and lower-case characters as the text in the Find what field, mark the Match case checkbox. Otherwise, Storyline will find all occurrences of the text regardless of case.
  6. To search only for complete words, mark the Find whole words only checkbox. For example, a search for "art" will find only occurrences of the word "art," not other words that contain the same characters, such as "articulate" or "artistic."   (This option won't be available if you've entered more than one word in the Find what field.)
  7. Click Find Next.
  8. Storyline takes you to the first occurrence it finds. Now you can do any of the following:
    • Click Find Next to leave the text as is, without replacing it.
    • Click Close if you're finished and you want to close the window.
    • Click Replace to replace only the occurrence that Storyline has found. Storyline will make the change and immediately take you to the next occurrence
    • Click Replace All to automatically replace all occurrences of your search text with the replacement text you've entered.

If you search your whole project until Storyline finds no more occurrences of your search text, you'll see a message saying so. If you chose to Replace All occurrences, the message will also indicate how many replacements Storyline made: