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Windows Tutorial 6 Searching for Information and Collaborating with Others Objectives Develop search strategies Find files by name, type, and category Examine search results and save a search Add tags and other details to files Use Boolean filters in advanced searches Objectives

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Windows Tutorial 6Searching for Information and Collaborating with Others


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Objectives

  • Develop search strategies

  • Find files by name, type, and category

  • Examine search results and save a search

  • Add tags and other details to files

  • Use Boolean filters in advanced searches

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Objectives

  • Speed searches by indexing

  • Search the Internet

  • Narrow searches using advanced search features

  • Select search providers in Internet Explorer

  • Collaborate with others using Windows Meeting Space

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Developing Search Strategies

  • Windows Vista provides four tools for finding files and folders

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Developing Search Strategies

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Searching for a File by Type

  • Open the folder you want to search

  • Click in the Search box, and then type the filename extension on its own, such as JPG, or using a wildcard character, as in *.jpg

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Searching for a File by Category

  • Open the folder you want to search

  • Enter a filename or file contents search criterion in the Search box

  • Click the Organize button on the toolbar, point to Layout, and then click Search Pane. If you are working in a Search Results window, click the Search Tools button, and then click Search Pane

  • Click a button on the Search Pane to select a category

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Searching for a File by Category

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Conducting Advanced Searches with the Search Pane

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Searching for a File Using Multiple Criteria

  • Open the folder you want to search

  • Enter filename or file contents search criteria in the Search box

  • If Windows does not find the files you want, click Advanced Search in the Search Results window or click the Search Tools button, click Search Pane, and then click the Advanced Search button

  • Select additional criteria using the options in the expanded Search pane

  • Click the Search button

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Searching for a File Using Multiple Criteria

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Adding Tags to Files

  • In a folder window, click the file to which you want to add a tag

  • Click the Tags text box in the Details pane, and then type a tag. To enter another tag, type a semicolon ( ; ) followed by the next tag

  • Click the Save button on the Details pane

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Adding Other Details to Files

  • You can add dozens of details to files to help you identify or find the files later

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Using Advanced Criteria in the Search Box

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Using Advanced Criteria in the Search Box

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Using Advanced Criteria in the Search Box

  • You can turn on the Windows natural language search and perform searches in a simpler way

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Searching for Programs from the Start Menu

  • When you use the Start Search box on the Start menu, you enter text just as you do when you use the Search box in a folder window

  • Click the Start button, and then click the Start Search text box

  • Type your search criteria

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Searching for Programs from the Start Menu

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Setting Search Options

  • You can set search options to improve the efficiency of your searches

  • Click the Organize button on the toolbar, and then click Folder and Search Options

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Setting Index Options

  • The Windows index stores information about files, including the filename, date modified, and other properties such as tags, authors, and rating

  • By default, Windows indexes the files most people use often

  • You can access Indexing Options from the System and Maintenance category in the Control Panel

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Setting Index Options

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Using the Search Folder

  • Use the Search folder if the file you want to find could be located anywhere on your computer

  • To search multiple locations:

    • Click the Start button , and then click Search

    • Click the Advanced Search button on the Search pane

    • Click the Indexed Locations button, and then click Choose search locations

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Using the Search Folder

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Searching the Internet

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Searching the Internet

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Narrowing Your Search

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Choosing Search Providers

  • In Internet Explorer, you can choose which provider you want to use when you search for information on the Internet

  • Click the Live Search button arrow next to the Address bar, and then click Find More Providers

  • Click a provider in the list, and then click Add Provider

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Choosing Search Providers

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Collaborating with Other People

  • Start Windows Meeting Space, and then click Start a new meeting

  • Provide a meeting name, if necessary, and a password

  • Click the Create a meeting button

  • Click Invite people

  • Click the check boxes for the people you want to invite, and then click the Send Invitations button

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Collaborating with Other People

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