Authoring - Searching

You start a search from almost every object in the Workbench tree. If the object is a folder then the search operates on the folder contents and its dependants. By carefully choosing the search start folder in the Workbench tree you can refine your search for better results. Starting a search from a folder at a high level such as ‘Content’ could be resource consuming. Next example describes how to search for a word in our ‘Animals information’ project. Assume we want to find out which of the topics is about animals of prey.

Opening the search window

Popup the ‘Animals information’ menu and select ‘Search’

The search options

The window that opens supports different search options. To search and replace text you should select the ‘Text’ tab and select the ‘Find Text’ option in the dropdown list on top of the pane. Next, you can enter the text string you want to search for in the field beneath the drop down. Here in this example that would be word ‘prey’. You can also choose to search in the body of the topics or/and in the description of both folders and topics.

If all options are chosen you click ‘Start’ to initiate the search process. You can follow this in the Workbench tree: the folders will automatically expand and implode. You can stop and resume this process any time.

As soon as the search is finished you can explore the result.


 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