New Feature: Search and Replace

We’ve added a new feature to PressBooks allow you to search & replace content across your entire book.

It works as follows (see below for screencaps):

  1. In the left sidebar Menu, select Utilities
  2. Select Search and Replace
  3. On the S&R page, enter Search string
  4. Enter Replace string (leaving blank will just delete the Search string)/
  5. Click “Preview Replacements” to see what will get replaced*
    *NOTE: While you get a complete list of strings to be replaced, you cannot select which ones will get replaced, it’s all or nothing.
  6. Click “Replace & Save” … to make it happen.

REMINDER: this searches & replaces throughout the whole book, so be careful.


Utilities –> Search & Replace
Search & Replace interface

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