Can I use Boolean operators, nested expressions, and wildcard expressions in the Search function of HTML5 outputs?

New Here ,
Jul 01, 2015

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I'm coming to HTML5 from the CHM world. Is there a way to allow/enable my audience to use:

  • Advanced (i.e., other than AND & OR) Boolean operators, e.g., NEAR or NOT
  • Nested expressions, e.g., bulletin AND ("form design" OR "form type")
  • Wildcard expressions, e.g., network* or MD5????

I'm currently using RoboHelp 10.

Does this version (and if not, then does RoboHelp 2015) support the ability to enable any of these within RoboHelp (through a GUI setting or even by manually modifying search.js or some other file in the HTML5 output)?

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LEGEND , Jul 06, 2015
Willam_van_Weelden LEGEND , Jul 06, 2015
Currently, RoboHelp (up to 2015) only supports simple AND & OR operators if I'm not mistaken. If you need advanced searching, I would advise you to look into Zoom Website Search EngineYou can modify the mhfhost.js file. The search mechanism is quite complex so I don't believe that is a viable solution. Of course, please file a feature request with Adobe Adobe - Feature Request/Bug Report Form

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LEGEND ,
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Currently, RoboHelp (up to 2015) only supports simple AND & OR operators if I'm not mistaken. If you need advanced searching, I would advise you to look into Zoom Website Search Engine

You can modify the mhfhost.js file. The search mechanism is quite complex so I don't believe that is a viable solution. Of course, please file a feature request with Adobe Adobe - Feature Request/Bug Report Form

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 07, 2015

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There is a tutorial on how to use ZoomSearch with Rh on my site.


See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

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Please use the blue Reply button at the top to help me help you. The black Reply link nests replies and they sort out of order.

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Thank you Willam and Peter for the responses! It wasn't the answer I was hoping for, but it was the one I expected. I also appreciate you pointing me in the direction of Zoom - I'll be sure to check it out. Thanks again!

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