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Garrell Calton | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Mar 15 2020 10:57 AM

How do I search for a particular phrase inside a book I have open?  This should be so easy but I cannot figure it out.  Does it need parentheses around the phrase.  I am trying to search for an exact phrase.  Thanks

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Brad | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 15 2020 11:04 AM

Garrell, have you tried putting quotation marks around the phrase?

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 15 2020 11:15 AM

Adding to Brad, aelect the phrase with mouse, right-click, make sure the top 'Selection', then search this book. Quotes will be automatic.

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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Garrell Calton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 15 2020 11:15 AM

I have tried putting quotations around the phrase but it gives me every occurance of each word through out the entire corpus.  

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Garrell Calton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 15 2020 11:16 AM

I am looking to see if a phrase is used in a book.  I cannot highlight what I have not found.  

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 15 2020 2:23 PM

Garrell Calton:

I have tried putting quotations around the phrase but it gives me every occurance of each word through out the entire corpus.  

Are you able to post a screenshot showing this? (Use the paperclip icon)

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Garrell Calton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 15 2020 2:30 PM

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 15 2020 2:55 PM

In that example, you don’t have the phrase enclosed in double quotes. What happens if you try that?

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Mathew Haferkamp | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 16 2020 5:58 AM

Hey Garrell, I tried doing your search on the same book and put it in quotation marks and the result was zero hits.  So then I searched something else (justice and mercy) in quotation marks and that resulted in four hits.  Putting it in quotation marks worked for me.  I hope this helps. 

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Garrell Calton | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 17 2020 12:21 PM

Thanks for the help everyone.  Greatly appreciate it.  Sorry for getting back so late.  We live in Germany and the time difference plus everything going on with our base is super busy.  

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