Searching this guide

 

 

The SEARCH facility for the H2OS Customer Guide works like Google searches, returning a list of topics found that contain the searched for word(s).

 

If you wish to keep more than 1 word together (to be treated as a contiguous string), enclose the words with quotation marks

 

 

 

Example #1:  Find topics with the word "areas" in topic names and contents

 

Select the SEARCH tab, as shown here, and enter AREAS in the entry field

 


 

The search for the word AREAS produced a search results list in the left side panel. These topics contain the word "area" somewhere in the topic, and are ranked (ordered) by the number of times the word appears in topics. Clicking a title in the results list brings up the topic in the right side panel.

 

Clicking on the ABOUT AREAS topic (3rd topic down) in the left panel brings up the "About areas" topic in the right side panel, as shown below

 

 

 

Next, to see this topic in context of the table of contents, click the CONTENTS tab in the upper left corner, and the table of contents will appear with this topic highlighted. This will help you to see the selected topic in context of the table of contents (and see other topics that relate to this subject).

 

 

 

 

 

Example 2: Searching for multiple words (entered as areas page and "areas page")

 

This was a simple example using a single keyword ("area"). You can also use more then one keyword, and you can have the search engine look for more then 1 word as a continuous string (that must appear together) or as separate words that can appear separately.

 

Using quotes

When you enter more then one keyword that you want to be treated as a single string, enclose the keywords in quotes. For example, if you know you want to find a topic that you know contains the keywords areas page together, then type the search words within quotes, as shown here:

 

 

In this example, only topics that have these words appearing together will be found, and the search results in the left side panel will be ranked by the number of times these words appear together in the text of topics.

 

Without the quotes, the search will find all topics that contain either or both words, and the results list will be ranked (ordered) based on the number of times either or both words appear in topics.

 

The same search, for areas page, without the quotes produces a different results list:

 

 

This example shows how the search will find the words areas and page when they appear separately, and also when they appear together.

 

 

Positioning the Table of Contents to the currently displayed topic

 

After using the SEARCH command to find a topic in this guide, and the topic is visible on the screen, you can click one of the commands below to position the table of contents to the current topic.

 

 

 

 

 

Removing highlighting of search words  

 

As illustrated in these screenshots, occurrences of the search words are highlighted in the text of the topic displayed. You can "turn off" (remove) this highlighting

 

1. In CHM format, by right clicking in the topic panel and selecting "this frame" and then selecting "reload frame" from the menu that will appear.

 

2. In HTML format, by un-checking the "highlight search results" checkbox on the online customer guide screen.