While the term search is pretty intuitive, it might be helpful to know about some of the fundamental concepts.
When you start a team search, all characters are treated as wildcard searches by default. For example, if you start typing and enter the character "
a" the autocomplete dropdown lists words that contain "
a." If you continue typing and tighten the search term to "
ac," the autocomplete dropdown lists words that contain "
When your terms contain quotation marks, you need to escape these characters. This is because the search is similar to a standard search in any search engine. When you enter quotation marks, you mark a search query as a search for an exact word or phrase. For example, a database might contain the term
Database "Acrolinx Documents." If you search for the exact spelling of the term, the search won't find it. Instead, you need to escape the quotation marks and use the following search query with escaped characters:
Database \"Acrolinx Documents\".
Autocomplete fields are used frequently throughout the Terminology Manager. Autocomplete fields are text fields that anticipate your input. Using the first few characters that you enter, autocomplete fields search the terms or domains in your database and display a list of possible matches in the autocomplete dropdown. Additionally, the autocomplete dropdown can display actions that enable you to jump to another task in the Terminology Manager interface.
In certain contexts, autocomplete fields may intentionally omit some matches. For example, the autocomplete field displayed by the Add Term button doesn't suggest matching terms that have already been added to a term entry. Any context-specific suggestion behavior is noted in topics or procedures that refer to autocomplete fields.
When you search for terms in the Terminology Manager or the Term Browser, the results appear in the search results table.
Use the following list as reference for information about how the search results table works:
Acrolinx uses an infinite scrolling list instead of pagination - The page automatically loads more items when you get close to the bottom of the page. To help you navigate, the table header is in a fixed position at the top of the page. Infinite scrolling makes it easier to work with the long lists that are common in terminology work.
Edit a term directly in the search results table - With inline editing, you can edit terms without leaving the search results table. Just click a cell to edit the field values. Inline editing is only available in the Terminology Manager.
Group terms by term entry - If you click Group by term entry, Acrolinx groups all synonyms and translations and displays them in separate sections of the search results table. This feature is especially useful if your terms usually have many synonyms and translations.
Easily select or deselect terms in the search results table - To select or deselect all terms, select the checkbox in the header of the first column. This checkbox has three states, so you can also tell when only some of the filtered terms are selected. To select or deselect individual terms, select the checkbox next to a term. This checkbox makes the user interface more intuitive for both experienced and new users. You can only select terms in the Terminology Manager.