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26<h1>How to search an Open Guide</h1>
27<p>
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29This page outlines how to use the search facility on OpenGuides sites. If you
30have any feedback or tips, please send them to the <a href="lists">developers' mailing
31list</a>. Please also let us know if you are able to translate this page
32into other languages.
33</p>
34<h2>Simple searches</h2>
35<p>
36Every page on an OpenGuides site contains a "Search" textbox. Entering a word
37into the search box will bring up a list of pages containing the word, much
38like any search engine you're used to. The list of results will be divided
39up into pages, each showing 20 results.
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41<h2>This <em>or</em> that searches</h2>
42<p>
43If you want to search for more than one thing but not necessarily all of
44them, separate your search words by commas. So, a search for
45</p>
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47<kbd class="search_example">restaurant, cafe</kbd>
48<p>
49will list you all pages containing either the word "restaurant" or the word "cafe".
50</p>
51<h2>"Group of words" searches</h2>
52<p>
53To search for an exact phrase, enclose it in double quotes. For example:
54</p>
55<kbd class="search_example">"pedestrian street"</kbd>
56<p>
57will get you the pages that contain the exact phrase "pedestrian street",
58but not pages that contain something like "the pedestrian should avoid this
59street".
60</p>
61<hr>
62<h3>A note on search scores</h3>
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64<p>
65The results of your search are sorted by their scores, which appear next to
66them. If you're interested, this is how they're worked out; otherwise, you
67can skip this bit without worrying.
68</p>
69<ul>
70  <li>A match for your search in a page's title scores 10 points.</li>
71  <li>A match in a page's category or locale scores 3 points.</li>
72  <li>A match in a page's main content scores 1 point.</li>
73</ul>
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75These points are then added together. Pages matching in score are sorted by
76title.
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