Using search

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Within each Notebook there is a Search box in which you can enter a search terms to find Entries and comments that match your search terms. The search is not case sensitive.

The search has the following limitations:

  • You cannot search for the names of authors
  • If you use multiple search terms, results are only shown when the search terms are next to each other in the Entry or comment.
  • You cannot search for quotes using double quotes ("").
  • You can use the wildcard % to find multiple terms in the same Entry, but they must be located in the correct order within the Entry. For example, if your Entry contains the following text:
My Analysis Template
Lab Note Book Or Experiment Code

You could find this Entry using the search terms Template%Experiment but not the search terms Experiment%Template

Searching a Notebook

To search a Notebook:

  1. View the Notebook that you want to search
  2. Enter your search terms in the Search box above the navigation menu on the right of the Notebook
  3. Press Enter to search the Notebook. The matching results from the Notebook are displayed in reverse chronological order together with the name of the author of the Entry or comment.

Searching all Notebooks in the Trove

When you perform a search in a Notebook the default behaviour is to search within the current Notebook. When your search results are displayed you have the option to search all Notebooks in the Trove. To search all Notebooks:

  1. Enter your search terms in the Search box above the navigation menu on the right of a Notebook
  2. Press Enter to search the selected Notebook. The matching results from the selected Notebook are displayed.
  3. Select Search all instance blogs, where 'instance is the name of your Trove
  4. Click Go Search to run the search across all the other Notebooks in the Trove. The matching results are displayed in reverse chronological order together with the name of the author of the Entry or comment, and the Notebook in which the result appears.

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