Book Search View


The Book Search View gives you the power to search the entire remainder of your module library, the non-Bible modules. The color code for this View is purple.  A new Book Search View can be made by simply pressing the shortcut f9. The Book Search View functions very similarly to the Bible Search View, however it is somewhat more simple. You may hover over any result in the results tree to see the entire matched topic in a tool tip (the tool tip appears only if you hover your mouse exactly over the text of the topic: moving your mouse on the white space area of the results list allows you to navigate without seeing any popups).

Tip: Based upon your search terms and options, the Book Search View will index your modules before performing a search. This indexing will only occur if the module has never been searched, or the module has been updated since the last search. Please note that book modules are sometimes very large, much larger than Bible modules.  Indexing them before searching the first time may take a long time, depending on your computer's hardware. Please be patient.

Book Search View

Book Search View


TIP: Searching a lot of Books may take a considerable amount of time to complete; to cancel a running search you can press the ESC on your keyboard.

TIP: If you just want to find a word within the current topic, use the Find dialog (right-click in reader and select Find in topic...)

Choosing Modules to Search

The Book search view allows you to search more than one modules at a time. The dialog to choose which book modules to search can be found at the down arrow to the immediate left of the search input box.

Module Selection Menu(s)

Module Selection Menu(s)

From these menus you may select exactly which modules you would like to search based upon the terms you type in the search term input box.  By default, the View will search the currently active module only.

Select manually the modules to search... will display another menu to allow you to check the modules you would like to search.  See below.

Manual Module Selection Menu

Manual Module Selection Menu

In this menu, simply check the modules that you would like to search for this particular instance.  The modules can be grouped by type, alphabetically, or without grouping.  You can also save module sets from this menu as well.  Once done, press OK.

Back in the Modules Selection Menu, you may also search All modules, All modules in active Book View, or a particular module set.

All modules will search all modules installed on your computer.
All modules in active Book View will search only those modules that are available in your currently active Book View.
All modules of this set will search only those modules in the defined module set that you choose.

Creating subsets/collections of your library for effective searching

When your library starts to grow, it makes sense to start organizing your Books in modules based on a specific category (e.g. Theology, Apologetics, etc). One way to do this is by using the Module Sets functionality that is available from the Book View. All Module Sets that you have defined there are also available as collections when you want to limit your searching to a sub-set of your library.

The Book search view allows you to create extra Search Sets that are only used for searching: these are the sets created from the Select manually the modules to search...  dialog. These sets, although quite similar in concept to the Module Sets, they are used exclusively for the Book Search view.

TIP: Do not confuse the Module Sets with the Search Sets! Although both are in essence a pre-defined collection of modules, they differ in the following:

Module Sets are created from within the Book view Module Sets dialog and can be used to limit a search but also as the collection of modules visible on a Book view; they are more versatile since they can be defined in a 'virtual' manner (e.g. all Commentaries), without defining the exact modules.

Search Sets are only created and used in the Book search view, and they are comprised of a fixed set of modules.

Book Search View Options

Book Search View Options

Book Search View Options

Search for:

Any word - matches any one or more of the search terms.
All words - matches only the occurrences of all of the words in the same topic.
Exact phrase - matches the phrase exactly as entered.

Search options:

Whole words only - matches only whole words, not partial words.  For example, with this selected, when searching for believe, the View will also match "believeth", "believest", etc.
Ignore case and diacritics - ignore the presence of diacritical marks or capitalizations.  For example, if you searched for jonah, with this option checked, the search would match "jonah", "Jonah", and "JONAH", etc. This option will also ignore accents from Greek and Hebrew text.

Search in:

Subjects - includes the topic titles in the search.
Topic content - includes the topic content in the search.

The Auto-expand Nodes icon will automatically expand all notes in the results tree.


Navigating through the search results

Once you click on an entry in the search results list, a Book view will display the corresponding topic. The search phrase/word will appear in the Book view with a red curly underline and yellow background. If the topic contains more than one instances of the phrase/word, all of them will be highlighted. To navigate through these you can use the Locate the next search match icon (clip0027) on the Book view toolbar. Alternatively, you can use the following keyboard shortcuts of the Book view:

CTRL+SHIFT+Up Arrow to move to previous match within the topic
CTRL+SHIFT+Down Arrow to move to next match within the topic
  ©2003-2012 Costas Stergiou
manual version: 4.0.1327