Help Viewer: Search

In the Help Viewer, use the Searchtab 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 by using wildcards and nested search expressions.

Type in the words to search for

Enter the text on which to search. 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. Use quotation marks or parentheses to set apart each element of a search.

Select topic

Displays the list of topics that contain the word or phrase that 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 wordsIncludes minor grammatical variations of the word or phrase in the search. For example, a search for the word "add" finds "add," "adds," and "added."

Search titles only

Limits a search to only topic titles, rather than to the entire contents of the topics.

Related Tasks

Help Viewer: Index Tab| Help Viewer: Contents Tab| Search for a Word or Phrase| Advanced Search Overview