Search using other non-alphanumeric character strings not working

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Kent Sandvik

07 Jul, 2018 08:54 PM

Add a non alphanumeric string into a document, let's say ####
Save.
Search across the Voodoopad document for ####
Expected: Find pages with this string
Current: Does not find any pages

It would be nice to add this as some of us use non-alphanumeric characters as bread crumbs to find where we are working in various sections of the VoodoPad document(s).

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Sarah on 09 Jul, 2018 04:06 PM

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    Hi Kent,

    Thanks for bringing this issue up. I've let the team know about it. We'll take a look as soon as possible. Feel free to reach out if you have any other concerns.

    All the best,

    Sarah
    Primate Labs Inc.

  2. 2 Posted by Kent Sandvik on 09 Jul, 2018 07:49 PM

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    I suspect this was deliberately added in -- the omission of alphanumeric characters -- performance or building large index files. Now, most of us use SSD today so this should not be an issue.

    Also, this omission makes it not possible to add #tag style entries into the document, if a word starts with a non-alphanumeric value it's not part of global searches. #modern-tagging-syntax is very nice.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Sarah on 09 Jul, 2018 08:07 PM

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    Hi Kent,

    Have you used the to-do feature yet? This might be useful for you to use in the meantime.

    https://www.voodoopad.com/documentation/to-dos/

    You don't need to use the @ format - you can create a new "to-do" with a #tag instead, and it will list all pages with the # in alphabetical order in the To-do Palette so you can access them there. I know it's not quite what you hoped for, but it might be worth a try for now. Let me know if this works.

    All the best,

    Sarah
    Primate Labs Inc.

  4. 4 Posted by Kent Sandvik on 09 Jul, 2018 08:28 PM

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    Yes I know of the @todo syntax. It's just cumbersome to keep the palette window open and find things there compared with open-ended global searches across all the documents.

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