Altium Designer Documentation

Find Text - Jump

Created: April 20, 2022 | Updated: April 20, 2022
Applies to Altium Designer version: 22

The Find Text - Jump dialogThe Find Text - Jump dialog


The Find Text - Jump dialog provides controls to quickly browse back and forth through multiple text items matching a defined text search. The dialog will remain visible and available while working on the schematic document.

The dialog is only available for use where multiple instances of the text to find are returned. If a single matching text string is returned, this dialog will not be accessible.


From the Schematic Editor or Schematic Library Editor, this dialog can be accessed in the following ways:

  • Use the Edit » Find Next command from the main menus (keyboard shortcut: F3).

    The dialog will appear only if the last find text action targeted text that results in multiple occurrences of that text.
  • Use the Edit » Find Text command from the main menus. Specify the text to search for in the Find Text dialog then click OK. If there are multiple occurrences of that search text found, this dialog will automatically open.
Additionally, the dialog can be accessed from the Schematic Editor use the Edit » Jump » Jump Component command from the main menus. Enter a component designator to jump to then click the OK button. If a multi-part component is returned, the first part will be highlighted with the Find Text - Jump dialog automatically opened.


  • Previous - click this button to browse to the previous matching text item. Click repeatedly to sequentially step back through the items.
  • Next - click this button to browse to the next matching text item. Click repeatedly to sequentially step forward through the items.

    As you step back and forth through the matching occurrences of found text, the upper region of the dialog will reflect the original search text and the current item being viewed in the design space in terms of the type of object (designator, net identifier, port, power port, net label), text string, or text frame) and its matching text.
  • Close - click this button to close the dialog. Click on the drop-down arrow at the right-hand side of the button to access a menu with the following options:
    • New Search - choose this command to close the dialog and open the Find Text dialog from where you can modify the search as required.
    • Close - choose this command to close the dialog and return to the design space. Alternatively, use the Esc keyboard shortcut to perform this action.


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