Help Viewer: Search Tab

In the Help Viewer, use the Search tab to search for words or phrases in the Help system. You can create basic searches by typing simple words or phrases, or you can create more complex searches using wildcards and nested search expressions.

Type in the words to search
Allows you to enter the text to search for. You can search for any combination of letters (a-z) and numbers (0-9) except for single letters. Search text is not case sensitive. Punctuation marks such as the period, colon, semicolon, comma, and hyphen are ignored during a search. Use double quotes or parentheses to set apart each element of a search.

Select topic
Displays the list of topics that were found to contain the word or phrase you entered, or that met the search query criteria.

Search previous results
Limits the search by scanning only the topics that were found in the previous search.

Match similar words
Includes minor grammatical variations of the word or phrase in the search. For example, a search for the word "add" will find "add," "adds," and "added."

Search titles only
Limits a search by searching only the titles of the Help topics for the chosen word and not the entire contents of the Help topics.

Other tabs in the Help Viewer: Contents, Index