Find all FrameMaker files that use a particular image

We know how to find all the graphics used in a FM file. What if you want to find all the FM files using a particular image, screenshot, graphic, or artwork?

Say, an element of your UI has changed and you have to publish only those documents which use that screenshot.

Say, you want to change description of an artwork that is used in a few documents.

On a local copy of your files you can quickly search for such documents using the illustrated method. Besides native FrameMaker files, this method works on XML and other text files too.

You can download Ultra File Search from its homepage.


Author: AshishG


4 thoughts on “Find all FrameMaker files that use a particular image”

  1. Hi Christopher, the tool does not search for everything inside a FM file. It does look for image names at least. This is because inside an unstructured .fm file everything is not in plain English, the image name is. You seem to be using unstructured FM files.


  2. This looks really interesting. I downloaded the tool, but I can’t seem to get it to search inside FM files. It works great for the HTML files we generated from FM. The tutorial video isn’t very clear on what to do, and neither is UltraFileSearch’s help feature.


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