Search scope

syed
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Search scope

Post by syed » Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:07 pm

Hi,

We build Webhelp Responsive output. Is it possible for end-users to webhelp to set the scope of search to say within the top-level menus?

For example, if i am on a Getting started guide, i could search the topics only in that set.
https://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/versions/ ... intro.html

Syed

cosmin_andrei
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Re: Search scope

Post by cosmin_andrei » Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:58 pm

Hi Syed,

Unfortunately, it is not possible at this moment to filter the result by the main chapters.

We already have a feature request registered for this and I have added your vote for it.
We will let you know when it will be implemented.
Regards,
Cosmin
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Graham Hannington
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Re: Search scope

Post by Graham Hannington » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:25 pm

For what it's worth, please add my vote to this feature request.

I have used publishing platforms where, if you click a "set search scope" widget, a check box appears next to each TOC entry. Selecting or deselecting a check box automatically selects or deselects the check boxes of descendant items. You can then select or deselect those descendant items. Selected items determine the search scope.

I would like to see a similar feature in Oxygen WebHelp Responsive.

Costin
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Re: Search scope

Post by Costin » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:21 pm

That's the same improvement request - for faceted search, that we logged.
Added your comment there.

Regards,
Costin
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Graham Hannington
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Re: Search scope

Post by Graham Hannington » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:26 am

Thanks, Costin.

I wrote:
a check box appears next to each TOC entry
If you feel like adding another comment to that feature, an alternative approach I've seen is to simply limit the search scope to the current topic and its descendants (without all those check boxes in the TOC).

Costin
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Re: Search scope

Post by Costin » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:33 pm

Hi Graham,

I've added your comment, as-is on the issue.

Regards,
Costin
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