You can search Help topics using any word, not just those that
have been defined as keywords in the index. To do so, use the
Search tab in the Help Viewer.
To perform a basic search, you can use a single word or phrase.
To create more complex searches, you can use search queries that
might include wildcard characters and nested expressions.
When searching for Help topics, keep the following guidelines in
Searches are not case-sensitive. You can type your search in
uppercase or lowercase characters. For example, Software, software
and SOFTWARE are interpreted in the same way by the search
You can search for any combination of letters and numbers.
Punctuation marks such as periods, colons, semicolons, commas,
and hyphens are ignored during a search.
Use double quotation marks or parentheses to set apart each
element of a search.
If you are searching for a file name with an extension, group
the entire string in double quotation marks (for example,
"filename.ext"). Otherwise, the period will break the file
name into two separate words. The default operator between terms is
AND, so you will create the logical equivalent of "filename AND