find seems unreliable

Sometimes I will copy and paste something from a document in DT into another document. When I try to find it in the original DT document using the find function, DT claims it’s ‘not found.’ What am i doing wrong?


Assuming you used Command-C to copy the string, not Command-X to cut it, the string should still be present in the original document.

How are you performing the search, with the full Search window (which allows you to see most of the search settings) or the query field in the Toolbar (which could be searching in the wrong selection)?

I do copy the string with Command-C, paste it into the external document. When I search, I Command-C again and then in the original DT document use Command-F to bring up the Find window. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.