Add advanced search form option to search widgets 
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: Bas van Gestel2994 23 Feb 2011
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Wouldn't it be great if when searching mail you would have the option to e.g. search "Subject and Body" only, which translates into [subject] = "<search term>" OR [Body] = "<search term>"
 
Notes FT Search is great but for an end user it is really hard to learn to do a somewhat advanced search. Try telling your user to input the above search term.
 
At least there should be a way to easily search mail, calendar entries and contacts.
 
I love Notes and hate to read negative feedback an Notes hate web sites, but I have to admit search really isn't user friendly.



1) David Hablewitz15116 (25 Feb 2011)
Yes, most people never click on the MORE button of the search bar, much less use the advanced search features. The feature you describe is already available via either the 'Field' button or the 'Fill out example form' button in the expanded area of the search bar, so I have to vote this one down.

Perhaps some UI enhancements to make the search options more intuitive might be in order, but it may be faster to just post a youtube training video on how to use the search features. I know I've seen a tip posted on a blog somewhere describing how to use searching. Here is a silent movie on the wiki: { Link } , but it doesn't cover full text search features.

Here is another wiki entry just waiting for someone to post content: { Link }










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