Search-and-replace tool for text matter in scores
In current stable versions, there is no tool to enable a user to do a 'search and replace' operation on a score. CTL+F brings up a search box, but it will only find measures by number. If I want to search for particular lyric phrase or syllable, or a specific staff or system text element, I am out of luck, and have to do it manually.
Because of the addition of text matter linked to the music notation, choral work is much more complex to produce than instrumental work. Let's say a freelance arranger or composer has submitted an mscz file of a multi-part motet or madrigal, and I send it off to my choral editor for verification. She reports back that a number of oft-repeated words in the lyrics are incorrectly hyphenated (for keeping melismatic vowels open) throughout the score: 'Dom-i-ne' instead of 'Do-mi-ne' and 'Ex-aud-i' instead of 'E-xau-di', for example. We must correct that before the score is published, but in this hypothetical score of six voices and 126 measures, there are 279 instances of incorrect hyhpenation which need to be fixed.
At present, the only way to do that is manually, one voice and one measure at a time.
Could a 'search and replace' tool, such as are found in many word-processing programs and text editors, be implemented for 3.0, so that (a) lyrics would be searchable, and (b) a 'replace with...' string could be entered to automate the process even further?