The Docs search provides an easy way for you to search your documents for particular words or phrases.
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Running a Docs Search
To begin a Docs Search.
- Click the Search button in the toolbar.
- Ensure that the Docs search type is selected (Other search types available depend on your base package.)
- Verbum provides several tools to help you formulate an effective query:
- Search Helps (in the main search pane) provide basic guidance about how to construct your search.
- Search Templates allow you to build a more complex search without having to use search syntax. Instead, select the kind of search you want to make, then enter your search terms in the dialog box that appears. Search Templates appear in the left navigation menu, which can be toggled on/off using the navigation menu icon .
Perform this search in Verbum
Search results indicate all occurrences of the search term in your documents. Click one to open the relevant document (note the document is opened at the top and not to the precise location of the search term).
Order your search results by Title (name of your document) as above or by Type.
Focusing on Particular Docs Types
You can also restrict your search to a particular type of document by clicking All Docs near the top-left of the panel and selecting the document type you are interested in.
This enables you to, for example, restrict the search to your Clippings documents.
Using Search Operators
You can use search operators to create more advanced searches. For example, if you'd like to find where two words appear close together in one of your documents, try typing
[word] WITHIN 5 WORDS [word]. Your search results will display every occurrence where the two words you entered are mentioned within five words of each other.
- Verbum Help: Docs Search