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Type your search into the search box at the top right of the screen:
As you start to enter words into the box, Answers will match on pages that have those words in the title and show you an abbreviated list of the pages found:
You can click on one of the page links to go to that page, or press Enter when you are done typing terms to perform a full site search and get a list of all the pages that include your search terms. The screenshot below shows the first three results from a search for "MySlice errors":
If you misspell a word, or use a word that has pages with similarly spelled terms, Answers may suggest alternative search terms for you to select:
You can click on the suggested term to perform a search using that term.
More Advanced Searching
Use double quotes around the phrase. Ex: "cell phone" will search for pages containing that exact phrase instead of the word "cell" and "phone" anywhere in the document.
Using OR in searches:
Searches for pages that contain either of the words. Ex: apple OR mac will search for pages that contain either the word apple or the word mac.
Using AND in searches:
Searches for pages that contain both of the search terms. Ex: OSX AND 10.7 will return only pages that have both the word OSX and the number 10.7.
Using NOT in searches:
Searches for pages that contain the first term but not the term that appears after word NOT. Ex: media NOT social will find pages that have the word media but not the word social.
To search for pages that only have the term in the page title. Ex: title: Wireless will find pages that have the word wireless in the page title.
To search for a word with any character at a single position within the word, use ? Ex: si?e will find pages with "site," "size," "side," or any other character at the 3rd position.
To search for word that begin with the same string, use * Ex: print* will find pages with printer, printing, and any other word that begins with "print."
You can't use the wildcards at the beginning of a word, but you can use them in the middle or at the end of a word:
*systems is invalid.
system* is valid.
iP*d is valid.
You can combine different search operators together:
(Vista OR 7) AND Windows
"Outlook 2010" AND SUmail