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highlighting proximity searches [message #501] Thu, 16 March 2017 20:02 Go to next message
William F
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Registered: March 2017
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when making proximity searches, we get no highlight. As a suggestion, maybe
Foxtrot could highlight everything between the searched words?
Re: highlighting proximity searches [message #505 is a reply to message #501] Fri, 17 March 2017 00:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
FoxTrot Engineering
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William F wrote:

> when making proximity searches, we get no highlight. As a suggestion, maybe
> Foxtrot could highlight everything between the searched words?

Only words found in the given proximity should be highlighted, and not isolated words.

For example if I search for [includes neighboring words] [very near] [get highlight], in your phrase I quoted above, the first occurrence of [highlight] is very near of [get] so both words should be highlighted, but not the second occurrence of [highlight], which is too far from [get].

Do you get a different result?


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Re: highlighting proximity searches [message #506 is a reply to message #505] Fri, 17 March 2017 00:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
William F
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i get no highlighting at all.. for example, if the sentence in the PDF is
"through a glorious perfect storm" and I search for this. "{3} glorious
storm", i do get the search result, but when i click on it to show in the
foxtrot window, it has no highlight.

On Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 5:33:19 PM UTC-6, FoxTrot Engineering wrote:
>
> William F wrote:
>
>> when making proximity searches, we get no highlight. As a suggestion,
> maybe
>> Foxtrot could highlight everything between the searched words?
>
> Only words found in the given proximity should be highlighted, and not
> isolated words.
>
> For example if I search for [includes neighboring words] [very near] [get
> highlight], in your phrase I quoted above, the first occurrence of
> [highlight] is very near of [get] so both words should be highlighted, but
> not the second occurrence of [highlight], which is too far from [get].
>
> Do you get a different result?
>
>
> Jérôme - CTM Engineering
>
>
> "As someone who's in the business of receiving and (ideally) responding
> to 50 - 100 emails a day, through three different accounts, using
> three different ports. As, someone who's in a constant state of
> disorganzation, always losing, confusing, and misusing. As someone who
> had to jump between OS9 and OSX machines for much longer than it was
> in vogue, and needed his email to jump with him. As a Mac user who's
> email is his bread and butter, and sometimes needs it to work better
> than he does. I find Powermail to be simply invaluable."
> J. Vernet, PowerMail user
>
>
> Download a demo version from www.ctmdev.com
>
>
>
>
Re: highlighting proximity searches [message #510 is a reply to message #506] Fri, 17 March 2017 13:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
FoxTrot Engineering
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William F wrote:

> i get no highlighting at all..

kridrD wrote:

> The latest version of FoxtrotPro does not highlight search terms anymore.

kridrD wrote:

> correction to previous message - highlighting does not work when searching
> for exact string

Yes, there is an issue in version 5.7.1. Highlighting, and maybe also searching, does not work reliably: sometimes it works, sometimes not. In fact this is a random bug that has existed for years, but it seems that the newest versions of Xcode make it happen much more often (it has never been reported, or seen by us, before).

You can download a preliminary build of FoxTrot 5.7.2 from:

http://foxtrotdev.free.fr/1444

Please let us know if it fixes the issue for you.

Thanks for the report

PS: there is a completely unrelated issue on macOS 10.12 Sierra, that makes highlighting occurrences in PDF files bogus. It was totally broken until 10.12.2, and is only partially fixed in 10.12.3: with this version, all occurrences of searched words found on a given PDF page are highlighted using the same color, even when searching multiple words.


Jérôme - CTM Engineering


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Re: highlighting proximity searches [message #512 is a reply to message #510] Fri, 17 March 2017 18:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
William F
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still no highlighting with 5.7.2. and Sierra 10.12.3... single search
highlighting works, but proximity searches are not highlighted. Pretty sure
I've had this issue with yosemite, el capitan, and previous versions of
Foxtrot Pro.

On Friday, March 17, 2017 at 6:21:50 AM UTC-6, FoxTrot Engineering wrote:
>
> William F wrote:
>
>> i get no highlighting at all..
>
> kridrD wrote:
>
>> The latest version of FoxtrotPro does not highlight search terms anymore.
>
> kridrD wrote:
>
>> correction to previous message - highlighting does not work when
> searching
>> for exact string
>
> Yes, there is an issue in version 5.7.1. Highlighting, and maybe also
> searching, does not work reliably: sometimes it works, sometimes not. In
> fact this is a random bug that has existed for years, but it seems that the
> newest versions of Xcode make it happen much more often (it has never been
> reported, or seen by us, before).
>
> You can download a preliminary build of FoxTrot 5.7.2 from:
>
> http://foxtrotdev.free.fr/1444
>
> Please let us know if it fixes the issue for you.
>
> Thanks for the report
>
> PS: there is a completely unrelated issue on macOS 10.12 Sierra, that
> makes highlighting occurrences in PDF files bogus. It was totally broken
> until 10.12.2, and is only partially fixed in 10.12.3: with this version,
> all occurrences of searched words found on a given PDF page are highlighted
> using the same color, even when searching multiple words.
>
>
> Jérôme - CTM Engineering
>
>
> "FoxTrot is enormously superior to Spotlight. (...) Much more efficient
> than Spotlight in narrowing down search results to highlight just the
> ones you want. (...) Absolutely first class product."
> FoxTrot Personal Search user comment on www.versiontracker.com
>
>
> Download a demo version from www.foxtrot.ch
>
>
>
>
Re: highlighting proximity searches [message #513 is a reply to message #512] Fri, 17 March 2017 20:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
FoxTrot Engineering
Messages: 347
Registered: April 2020
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William F wrote:

> still no highlighting with 5.7.2. and Sierra 10.12.3... single search
> highlighting works, but proximity searches are not highlighted. Pretty sure
> I've had this issue with yosemite, el capitan, and previous versions of
> Foxtrot Pro.

Here is what I get when I search for:
"{3} glorious storm" "{3} highlight words"

Could you send me privately a sample document, associated with a neighboring words search string that finds the document, but does not highlight the occurrences?


Jérôme - CTM Engineering


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that has made every necessary upgrade over the years in a nearly
transparent, flawless form. It runs cleanly, never hogs resources, and
does exactly what I tell it to."
Beth Livingston, PowerMail user


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Re: highlighting proximity searches [message #514 is a reply to message #513] Fri, 17 March 2017 20:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
William F
Messages: 12
Registered: March 2017
Junior Member
sent it, did you receive?

On Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1:02:16 PM UTC-6, FoxTrot Engineering wrote:
>
> William F wrote:
>
>> still no highlighting with 5.7.2. and Sierra 10.12.3... single search
>> highlighting works, but proximity searches are not highlighted. Pretty
> sure
>> I've had this issue with yosemite, el capitan, and previous versions of
>> Foxtrot Pro.
>
> Here is what I get when I search for:
> "{3} glorious storm" "{3} highlight words"
>
> Could you send me privately a sample document, associated with a
> neighboring words search string that finds the document, but does not
> highlight the occurrences?
>
>
> Jérôme - CTM Engineering
>
>
> "I've used PowerMail for over 10 years; it is a simple, elegant program
> that has made every necessary upgrade over the years in a nearly
> transparent, flawless form. It runs cleanly, never hogs resources,
> and
> does exactly what I tell it to."
> Beth Livingston, PowerMail user
>
>
> Download a demo version from www.ctmdev.com
>
>
Re: highlighting proximity searches [message #515 is a reply to message #514] Fri, 17 March 2017 20:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jonathanalix via foxt
Messages: 51
Registered: May 2019
Member
Could you guys please communicate directly and leave the rest of us out of the conversation?

> On Mar 17, 2017, at 12:09 PM, William F wrote:
>
> sent it, did you receive?
>
> On Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1:02:16 PM UTC-6, FoxTrot Engineering wrote:
> William F wrote:
>
>> still no highlighting with 5.7.2. and Sierra 10.12.3... single search
>> highlighting works, but proximity searches are not highlighted. Pretty sure
>> I've had this issue with yosemite, el capitan, and previous versions of
>> Foxtrot Pro.
>
> Here is what I get when I search for:
> "{3} glorious storm" "{3} highlight words"
>
> Could you send me privately a sample document, associated with a neighboring words search string that finds the document, but does not highlight the occurrences?
>
>
> Jérôme - CTM Engineering
>
>
> "I've used PowerMail for over 10 years; it is a simple, elegant program
> that has made every necessary upgrade over the years in a nearly
> transparent, flawless form. It runs cleanly, never hogs resources, and
> does exactly what I tell it to."
> Beth Livingston, PowerMail user
>
>
> Download a demo version from www.ctmdev.com
>
>
>
Re: highlighting proximity searches [message #519 is a reply to message #510] Wed, 29 March 2017 01:08 Go to previous message
kridrD
Messages: 10
Registered: September 2015
Junior Member
Hi Jérôme,

FoxTrot 5.7.2 works well for highlighting "eact string" search terms. It
also fixes the annoying problem of obsolete references to files that have
been moved. I am currently rearranging my pdf library which involves the
shifting of many files. FoxTrot 5.7.1 would not remove old file locations,
regardless of the method used to update indices. FoxTrot 5.7.2 seems to
have overcome this problem.

Overall, I am very happy with FoxtroPro as it allows me to find needles in
my document haystacks. Please, keep up the good work.

Cheers

Dirk

On Friday, March 17, 2017 at 10:51:50 PM UTC+10:30, FoxTrot Engineering
wrote:
>
> William F wrote:
>
>> i get no highlighting at all..
>
> kridrD wrote:
>
>> The latest version of FoxtrotPro does not highlight search terms anymore.
>
> kridrD wrote:
>
>> correction to previous message - highlighting does not work when
> searching
>> for exact string
>
> Yes, there is an issue in version 5.7.1. Highlighting, and maybe also
> searching, does not work reliably: sometimes it works, sometimes not. In
> fact this is a random bug that has existed for years, but it seems that the
> newest versions of Xcode make it happen much more often (it has never been
> reported, or seen by us, before).
>
> You can download a preliminary build of FoxTrot 5.7.2 from:
>
> http://foxtrotdev.free.fr/1444
>
> Please let us know if it fixes the issue for you.
>
> Thanks for the report
>
> PS: there is a completely unrelated issue on macOS 10.12 Sierra, that
> makes highlighting occurrences in PDF files bogus. It was totally broken
> until 10.12.2, and is only partially fixed in 10.12.3: with this version,
> all occurrences of searched words found on a given PDF page are highlighted
> using the same color, even when searching multiple words.
>
>
> Jérôme - CTM Engineering
>
>
> "FoxTrot is enormously superior to Spotlight. (...) Much more efficient
> than Spotlight in narrowing down search results to highlight just the
> ones you want. (...) Absolutely first class product."
> FoxTrot Personal Search user comment on www.versiontracker.com
>
>
> Download a demo version from www.foxtrot.ch
>
>
>
>
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