- To perform a simple search, press "Ctrl+F" to open up the Search dialog box. Enter the text that you want to find, then press enter.
- To use the search filters, first open the Search dialog box and enter the text that you want to find. Then set all the filters that will be used in your search. Finally press the "Begin Search ..." button. Be careful with filters. If you perform a search using filters, the next time you search, those filters will still be active. The filters include ...
- Match Whole Word: true / false
- Match Case: true / false
- Wrap Around: true / false
- Search Direction: Up / Down
- Search Mode: Normal / Regular Expressions
- Nodes to Search: All Nodes / Only Visible Nodes
- Fields to Search: All Fields / Selected Fields
- Search Scope: Current Field / Current Node / Current Outline / All Open Outlines
- To save a search for later use, prepare the search by entering the text and setting the filters. Then press the "Save Search As ..." button and give the search a name. Finally press the "Begin Search ..." button. Once a search has been saved, it will be listed under "Search" in the main menu and can be selected in the Search dialog box.
- To make a quick search, open the Search dialog box, create a new search and then save it with a name. With that search selected, press one of the number buttons at the bottom of the dialog. This will create a shortcut for that particular search so that it can be quickly called by pressing "Shift+Ctrl+<the # of the search>". This is a way to make easy way to locate a particular node that is often accessed.
- To invoke a saved search, open "Search" on the main menu, then choose the saved search. If the saved search was assigned a number, it is a quick search and can be invoked by pressing "Shift+Ctrl+<the # of the search>".