You can search an individual document or window incrementally by entering a search string character by character, then observing the matches found as the search string lengthens. To activate an incremental search, select Advanced from the Edit menu and select Incremental Search.
An incremental search automatically searches the entire document or all text within a window, with the exception of text that has been collapsed or concealed. The editor highlights the first set of characters found in the document or window that match the search string entered.
Incremental searches are performed by default from the current location in the document downward, and from left to right. To move to the next match, press CTRL+I. To reverse the direction of the search, press CTRL+SHIFT+I.
To search incrementally:
The editor searches again for a match of the augmented search string, and again highlights the first match found.
If no match is found, the status bar displays the following message: Incremental Search: text not found.