Advanced Search Help
Enter a search request in the space provided and click the Search button. dtSearch Web will return a list of the pages that match your request. To view a document in the list, click on the link.
After you have opened a matching document, you can use the First Hit, Next Hit, and Prev Hit buttons on the top navigation bar to navigate from hit to hit. You can also use the Next Doc and Prev Doc buttons to move between documents that have hits in them. (For PDF files, use the hit navigation buttons in the Adobe Reader toolbar instead.)
To save time, noise words are not indexed and are ignored in index searches. A noise word is a word such as "the" or "if" that is so common that it is not useful in searches.
dtSearch supports two types of search requests:
The default search setting is an any words or "natural language" search, which is any sequence of text, like a sentence or a question. In an "any words" search, use quotation marks around phrases, put + in front of any word or phrase that is required, and - in front of a word or phrase to exclude it. Examples:
banana pear "apple pie"
"apple pie" -salad +"ice cream"
dtSearch also allows boolean searches.