- The search
engine provides the ability to search the Write Company Plus website based on keywords. The
search engine feature can be invoked by entering the search argument(s) and clicking on the Submit button.
- The results will appear on the next screen and below another dialogue box.
The search results are listed with the most likely matches shown first and a
numerical score indicating the relevance of each match. The matching word(s)
in the found text is highlighted in yellow. You can elect to sort the results
in date sequence. The new dialogue box enables you to perform another search. For
this dialogue box you can refine your search by selecting a radial button to match on any
occurrence of the search word(s) or to match of all search words. Whenever you
find what you are looking for, simply click on the link for the result and
significant feature of the engine is that it can search within PDFís and Word
documents. Both of these file types contain lots of information on the website
such as newsletters and published articles.
- By the
default the engine searches for all occurrences of each word in the search
argument. This is considered searching by any word. You can search for an
exact phrase by enclosing the text in double quotes. An example will help
to illustrate the benefits of the search engine.
say several months ago you recall reading a Write View article that mentioned
President Obama. You could go to the Write View page of the website and look at
the titles. The article, entitled
How to Learn from the
promising. But, when opening the full article, you realize that it was not the
one you were seeking. You could continue this hitínímiss, time-consuming
approach until the correct article was found. A better method would be to use
the search webpage and search on
In one search you found that the article,
How to Speak
appeared to be the one you were seeking and the brief excerpt from the article
confirmed this fact.
Boolean expressions can also be used such as AND
(words separated by a space or comma), OR (plus sign between words), and
NOT (minus sign in front of a word). If you want the exact phrase to be
searched, enclose the phrase in double quotes. For example, the search argument
search for any occurrences of words,
would find the exact phrase and more likely what you were seeking.
- Have fun
and good searching!