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How can I Search & Replace?

I am bringing our existing wiki into Notion. One problem I have is that there are some things I need to rename, and it is more than one or two instances. Quick Find shows all instances but I can't see a way to change them. This is a basic editing requirement and I can't believe it isn't there somewhere?

Any idea?

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polle Points25330

Keep in mind that you are not using Notion with a single document and the search works that way as expected, you can search hundred of pages and content, not a single one as a simple text editor does.

The search option in the sidebar is a global search and the top search is in page search, but as I said, in a single page you can have views of other 50 pages, so it makes no sense to replace that way.

Because of this, your best approach is to prepare your information before moving it into Notion pages.


Lizat commented

Whilst this is possible at this point in the journey for me I can see that over time some key bit of information may need to change everywhere or in some Space.

Most wiki products have this in some form and working across pages.

For example, perhaps an app changes its name and this app is referred to in many places. So as a team tool it would be useful to have this, another one for the list of suggestions!


polle commented

Yes, but the difference here is that you can have 100 different Wikis + other 200 pages + other 60 databases.

Notion is not for editing documents with search and replace. I hope that makes sense.

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