Authoring - Exploring the result

The result of a search process is shown in a list in the bottom pane of the Workbench. Use this list to further explore the found objects.

Exploring the search result

About the buttons of the search result

The buttons on the top right of the Search pane allow you to perform the following operations.

The Search pane

With the ‘Refresh’ button on the search result you can re-execute the last search. The folder or the topic that was the object of that search will be automatically reselected and the Search window will popup. The search options chosen before are preselected. You just have to click 'Start'.


With the ‘Print’ you can print the overview list. The content however is not included in the print.


The ‘History’ button on the search result pane allows you to reshow previous search lists (the 5 last search operations are kept in the history queue).


With the ‘Remove’ button you can clear a list from the history.


With the ‘Search’ button you can launch a new search on the object currently selected in the tree. The difference with the 'Refresh' is that you will have to set all the options and after the search operation, a new item will be added to the 'History' list.


To locate a found object you can popup an item’s menu and select ‘Go to’ or double click on an item in the list.

The found object will be located and opened in the Workbench. In case the word was found in a topic’s text body then the text editor’s ‘Find & replace’ window will be opened and the cursor is positioned on the word you have searched for.

Exploring a found object

From here on you can go to the next occurrence of the searched word in the topic by clicking on the 'Find' button.

In case the word was (only) found in a description then the word is preselected in the object’s description field on the top right corner of the Workbench.


 About HelpServer
 Starting up and logging on
 The basic working principles
 Using the content in help and documentation systems
 Formatting the content
 Searching and replacing text
 Exploring the result
 Reusing content with shares
 Navigating with hyperlinks
 Navigating with pointerpaths
 Using bookmarks and jumps
 Duplicating content with clones
 Using tables
 Including media files
 Navigating to web pages
 Using embedded chunks
 Including html code
 Navigating with menus
 Using snippets
 Spelling checking
 Using the view mode
 Creating an index
 Creating a FAQ
 Creating a glossary
 Team authoring
 Working with projects
 Setting up structured authoring
 Generating file based output
 Creating printed output
 Importing files and folders
 Loading files in the project gallery
 Converting legacy content
 Including legacy content in real time
 Transferring objects between installations
 Customizing the look and feel
 User accounts
 Working with templates
 Working with metadata
 Workflow management
 Using event exits
 Appendix A: The URL parameters
 Appendix B: The object indicators
 Appendix C: Play Javascript