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How do you limit search results to the word you searched for?

winsecure 84 53 December 7, 2015 at 10:11 AM
Hi,

Wondering how you can limit search results to the word you searched on?

The search function returns matches to various forms of the word that you search on.... sometimes this is very helpful. Sometimes it's very unhelpful.

Example: searching for "telescope" results in mostly vacuums, luggage, and ladders. (Because it matches against 'telescoping' as well).

Thanks for any help...

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Hi,

Wondering how you can limit search results to the word you searched on?

The search function returns matches to various forms of the word that you search on.... sometimes this is very helpful. Sometimes it's very unhelpful.

Example: searching for "telescope" results in mostly vacuums, luggage, and ladders. (Because it matches against 'telescoping' as well).

Thanks for any help...
Hi winsecure. You can accomplish this by prepending an equal sign in front of the word you want to match exactly. For example:

=telescope

You may still notice unwanted results in what is returned but you can also rule out the common unwanted results by excluding certain keywords. For example:

=telescope -vacuum -ladder

Note, there's currently a bug with using the equals sign when searching. It will only give you one page of usable results.
Hope this helps some. Cowboy
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Hope this helps some. Cowboy
Fantastic - It does help...thank you!
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