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10.4: Use Boolean (NOT, OR) searches in Spotlight
Authored by: JoolsG4 on May 13, '05 01:36:17PM
Found this in Mac Help:

You can also use special characters to further refine your search. Type a + character to find pages that include all the words you enter.

Type ! to exclude a word. "video ! sound", for example, finds pages with the word video that do not have the word sound.

Use () to group items. The search "(video | movies) ! sound" finds pages that mention video or movies, but don't mention sound.

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10.4: Use Boolean (NOT, OR) searches in Spotlight
Authored by: Dunbar on May 16, '05 01:05:26PM
Type a + character to find pages that include all the words you enter.
What's the syntax for that, Jools? I can't get it to work. It just gives me the same results as using spaces.

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10.4: Use Boolean (NOT, OR) searches in Spotlight
Authored by: Dunbar on May 17, '05 05:42:57PM

Hello again, Jools. The Help you quoted above is actually referring to using Help and not to Spotlight.



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