Post by applecrisp1 on Apr 10, 2018 14:48:27 GMT -5
I could have sworn I've done this before.....
I was just doing a search in word (hit file , open, dialog box opens, type in the word you want to search for in upper right)..... So say as an example, I'm looking for all the recipes that have "orzo" as an ingredient and/or that word in a document. I would think that is what I would get.
But when I do this, I get all the documents that are in the folder of "Orzo, Couscous" as well as documents that have orzo in title or in document.
I was doing a search for a work project, and I couldn't figure out how to narrow it down.
I don't recall getting this before, perhaps I'm doing it differently now.
I could do a search within that folder, but would want other documents in other folders that might meet criteria.
Dunno, as I don't use Word. But a friend told me about a program he just adores...and it's free...for searching for words or phrases inside everything. (In addition to another free program that I adore...that looks not for words inside documents, but for words in TITLES of documents, called Everything.) Ok so where do you find this other program that my friend is going nuts for? I'll go look. brb.
OK, I'm back. (BTW: Mastercook is great for searching recipes in it that contain certain words in the text of the recipes or in recipe titles themselves. (And, MC can search through words JUST within the ingredient sections of all selected 'books', too.) If you had those recipes in MC it would be so easy to find them. Just sayin')
For searching for stuff INSIDE documents:
Here is the program that my friend, John...he who turned me on to Everything program and I simply adore it...just recently told me about and I just installed it myself: AstroGrep. Here is what he wrote:
Ever wished you knew where a certain file is that contains a specific text? The name for this activity is ‘Grep’ which has hung around since before Windows even existed. It simply means ‘find this text’ anywhere you can find it. You can tell it to use a single folder, whether to search subfolders, and you can make it search a whole drive if you wish. Most of the ‘grep’ tools I have used are either klunky (short for ‘hard to use’), or sloooow, so I have relied on memory and manual searching.
I finally found AstroGrep, and it instantly became my favorite new tool. It is fast, and gives just the right about of information to proceed with what I need to do. You can get it at SourceForge, there are no ‘tagalong’ programs to worry about on sourceforge. sourceforge.net/projects/astrogrep/?source=typ_redirect
Would it help to open "File Explorer" then type your search term into the upper right hand search box? That would search your entire computer (not just Word) and bring up possibilities for you to narrow down.
Post by swedishcook on Apr 14, 2018 15:51:39 GMT -5
File Explorer worked! A Google search led me to instructions to press Win + E on my keyboard. Just the other day I failed to find my "best" green salad but this worked like a charm. My PC is quite old and still on Windows 7. Thanks emma for teaching an old dog new tricks
Post by applecrisp1 on Apr 14, 2018 19:14:24 GMT -5
Thanks all. I will try some things again and reread posts - but I'm still getting documents to show up if it is saved in a folder and I'm using a keyword that is part of that folders name. I tried in pulling up a blank doc in Word and then going to file, open, search. Also tried in file explorer, then typed in the word in search bar on right...
I guess I can just do a search within that folder to narrow it down. I did see some advanced drop down menus, I'll might look at.