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Re: [HATT] Re: Online Help: OmniHelp

On Tue, 21 Jan 2003 14:50:49 -0500, "Srikonda, Sanjay x31420" 
<sanjay_srikonda@adp.com> wrote:

>this is very nice, but how does the search work?  I did a search for "Design
>Report" (no quotes) using and & or as my operators but on both I got "no
>search results"  Does it do phrase searching?

No, you select a single word at a time.  This is one of the many
compromises we had to make between convenience, size, and speed.
By restricting search to single terms, we were able to get the
index down to a reasonable size, searchable very quickly.

However, you can do something very close to phrase search anyway,
using the Boolean feature.  First, type in "design" (no quotes)
and click Find.  Then type in "report", click AND, and click Find.
You can build up as complex a search as you want, one step at a
time.  ;-)  The above would match any topic with both "design"
and "report" in it, even if the words were not together, so it's
not exactly the same as phrase search, but we think it's better...

-- Jeremy H. Griffith, at Omni Systems Inc.
  (jeremy@omsys.com)  http://www.omsys.com/

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