After clicking on the check in the Marriage source column the Citation Manager opens. In the first column of that window is the Source Name. In the second column are the Details. That's what I'm searching for; empty/blank Source Details.
The Title of the Page Number section is clearly titled Source Details.
Thanks to everyone for their time, efforts and suggestions.
Jack, let's not give up on this quite yet. If the confusion in terminology is where I think it is, the confusion lies at the feet of the program rather than at your feet or at the feet of anybody making suggestions to try to help.
Let's review. After clicking the green checkmark for sources, you get a window called Marriage Sources for John Doe (or whoever you are looking at). That window is in a spreadsheet or grid format with five columns: Source Name, Details, Source, Information, Evidence. You are interested in the column called Details, but your Find command is not working correctly.
Unfortunately, the column called Details on the Citation Manager window does not correspond to Detail Text when you are doing a Find command. In fact, the column called Details on the Citation Manager window is not directly searchable at all with the Find command. Let me say that again: the column called Details on the Citation Manager window is not directly searchable at all with the Find command.
However, the column called Details is searchable with the Find command in sort of an indirect way to be described below.
All of the following are directly searchable with the Find Command. From the Citation Manager, click on Edit tab. You will be in the "Edit Source" window with several tabs.
- On the "Master text" tab, you will see "Source text" and "Source comments".
- Source text is searchable in Find as "Source" "text contains" or as "Marriage" "Source" "text contains" etc.
- Source Comments is searchable in Find as "Source" "comment contains" or as "Marriage" "Source "comment contains" etc.
- On the "Detail text" tab, you will see "Research notes" and "Comments". Think of these Comments as "Detail Comments".
- Research Notes is searchable in Find as "Source" "Research note contains" or as "Marriage" "Source" "Research note contains" etc.
- Detail Comments is searchable searchable in Find as "Source" "Detail Comments note contrains" or as "Marriage" "Source" "Detail Comment contains" etc.
As you can see, the terminology is very confusing. And as you can see, we still haven't gotten to a way where you can search for what you see as the Details column way back on the Citation Manager window. Here's the problem. The contents of the Details column on the Citation Manager screen is not actually a data field. What it actually is is a composite of a number of different fields, and what those fields might be are totally dependant on which source template you are using. In the simplest cases (such as the Freeform Template), the only thing in the the Detail column is what is called the Page Number field (even though you can put lots of things in the Page Number field besides page numbers). But many of the source templates have several different fields which are combined together to become the Details colum on the Citation Manager. And guess what, none of those fields are searchable nor is the composite field searchable. So what to do?
It turns out that the contents of the Details column on the Citation Manager Window will become a part of the Footnote sentence, and the footnote sentence is searchable. However, you can't just search the footnote sentence for a blank because the Footnote Sentence will contain information that is specified to be a part of the Footnote Sentence and it will also contain information from the Details column of the Citation Manager Window. It's easy enough to find information in the footnote sentence that comes from the Details column on the Citation Manager window. But I'll be darned if I see a way to search for cases where the Details column on the Citation Manager window is blank. Maybe I can sleep on it and come up with a way, or maybe somebody else can come up with a way. But I don't see a way right now.