findinsite-cd user instructions
This page has instructions for end users of FindinSite-CD.
Click here for FindinSite-CD developer instructions.
The FindinSite-CD Java applet has a text box at the top. Enter your search text
and press the Search button. If need be,
press the same button - now named Stop - to halt the search.
A list of results is shown in the window below.
The results are (usually) prioritised, so that more
important results are shown first.
FindinSite-CD shows the page title, its filename and an abstract.
Click on the page title to display the page. If possible, the page is shown with
your search text words highlighted, and navigation arrows will be shown to let you
move between the matching search words.
Various more powerful search options are available, as described below.
If the Subsets button is available,
press this to choose the subsets to include in your search.
FindinSite-CD chooses the most appropriate language for your locale.
Pressing Languages lets you choose different one.
Press the Help button to get help on how to use FindinSite-CD,
the FindinSite-CD version number, and details of the current search index.
If an Indexes button is available,
then press this to choose between different search indexes.
FindinSite-CD remembers the last searches that you entered in a history list.
Esc key to cycle through all the previous searches.
||The search tool finds pages that contain all the words you are searching for.
The words can be anywhere on the page.
Searching for throw will also match the words throws,
thrower, throwers, ...
Common mis-spellings and regional variations are also matched, so
teh will also find the, and
color will also find colour and vice versa.
Put text in 'single quotes' if you do not want word stemming or synonyms.
||Use single quotes to match capitals eg: 'Mexico'.
||Use double quotes to match adjacent words eg: "mexico city".
||Use and, or, not and parentheses ( and ) to
do logical searches.
To find the words and, or or not put them in "double quotes".
||Use ? to match exactly one character and * to match
any number of characters. For example, mexic? and mex* both match
the word mexico.
||Press the Esc key to go back to your previous search results.
||If available, click on Subsets to choose the
subsets that you want to include in your search.
||If available, click on Indexes to change the index.
||If available, click on Languages to change the FindinSite-CD user interface language.
||Click on Help for instructions, FindinSite-CD version details and information
on the current index.
||In most browsers, FindinSite-CD will be able to highlight any search words in the displayed web page
In Internet Explorer 4 or later, FindinSite-CD also adds navigation arrows
(< and >)
to help you move between matching words.