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How to find where a specific style is used?

In our help project, we have a couple of styles which seem to be unused. However, we would like to ensure that those styles can be deleted.

Is it possible to find all the places where a specific style is used in the entire help project?

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Is it possible to find all the places where a specific style is used in the entire help project?

How to find objects which use a specific style

Yes, HelpSmith allows you to find text items, paragraphs, and other objects in the help topics, which use a specific style.

  1. On the Styles pane, right-click on the style that you need.
  2. In the popup menu, click Find in Topics.
  3. In the Find and Replace window, on the Go To tab, use the Next button to find the next object which uses the selected style.

Remark: To show the Styles pane, on the View tab, click Styles.

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Using the Go To feature

Please note that the Go To feature (which you can also access by clicking Ctrl+G) allows you to find not only styles, but also other objects contained in the help project including images, videos, hyperlinks, lines, tables, variables, etc.

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In the popup menu, click Find in Topics.

It seems like HelpSmith ver. 8.2 that we are using does not have this option, is that correct?

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It seems like HelpSmith 8.2 that we are using does not have this option, it this correct?

Yes, the ability to find images and styles was added in a newer HelpSmith update.

Download a newer HelpSmith version

If you have a license for HelpSmith 8.x, you can download HelpSmith 8.4 which can be used with your current license key. Or, you can upgrade your existing license(s) to the latest HelpSmith 9.x.

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Thank you for your help!

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