4.2 Conducting a search from the book window

The Search text field in the navigation frame (see Figure 4–1) of the book window allows you to search for a particular term or phrase in a book.

Figure 4–1 The navigation frame of the book window.

To conduct a search:

  1. Type the term or phrase into the Search text field, and press [Enter] or click Search.

    An hourglass icon displays while the search is in progress. When the search is complete, the table of contents frame displays the number of hits next to each topic heading and the title of the current section is highlighted in the table of contents frame. In addition, all hits become highlighted in the text frame (see Figure 4–2). If the search is unsuccessful, a message indicates that no hits were found.

    Figure 4–2 Search hits displayed in the table of contents frame and the book window.

  2. If the search is successful, click Next Match or Previous Match in the navigation frame to move forward through the document from one hit to the next. As you step through each hit, the highlighting color of the hit that you are viewing is different from that of the remaining hits. When you move from one section to another, the highlighting in the table of contents frame moves to the new section.

  3. If desired, use the table of contents frame to move to a relevant section in the book and then click Next Match or Previous Match to continue the search process.

If you open another book in the collection, the browser repeats the previous search in the newly opened book.

To clear the Search text field and to remove highlighting from the text frame and search feedback from the table of contents frame, click Clear Search in the navigation frame. To stop a search before the process is complete, click the icon in the navigation frame.

For information about using Advanced Search to focus your search, see Using the Advanced Search options, Section 4.5. For information about using strategies to decide which search results are most likely to help you, see Search strategies, Section 4.6.