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Fixed: searching with quotes within the admin

June 25th, 2021

Small fix to the topic search engine within the Manula admin system:
When searching for a phrase using double quotes, the phrase search did not work correctly.

All good now, the admin search now returns the exact same results as the live manual search.

Thank you, Ernesto, for reporting this!

Fix: search box in Video and Document Managers didn’t work

November 19th, 2020

A quick fix for an old bug, reported by user Caroline:
The search box in the Video and Document Managers didn’t work, at all.

But now it does 🙂

Search for phrases using quotes

October 8th, 2020

Today, a big improvement to the search engine for live manuals. Suggested by users for many years, but now finally available:
The ability to search for exact phrases using quotes, e.g. “code block” or “manual settings”.

New search boxes in Variables screen

April 8th, 2020

Some Manula users are making serious use of the powerful Variables system. And therefore have huge lists of variable in their Variables screen. Which can make find the variable you need quite annoying.

So today, we introduced a search box, on all 3 tabs of the Variable. Just type in the search box and it will instantly filter down the list, as you type.

New Link Topic screen, with search box!

April 6th, 2020

Through the years, some of our users have created huge manuals, with thousands of topics. For those users, the Link to Topic screen was becoming a nightmare, that is, having to select a topic from a simple dropdown box with thousands of entries. No quick way to find a topic either.

So we fixed that problem!

Today we introduced a completely new Link Topic screen. It lets you select the topic to link to from a big list showing your manual’s Table of Content (ToC). Just click the topic you want, then click Insert at the bottom.

But that’s not all. At the same time we added a new Search box at the, that filters the ToC list “as-you-type”. This will make it super-quick to find your topic.

Enjoy, but more importantly: Stay Safe!

More focused search results

April 5th, 2019

A small change to the search system today, to make search results more focused, less “fuzzy”:

If you enter multiple words in the search box, the results will now only show topics that contain ALL words. (Previously, it showed topics that contained ANY of the words.)


Search : now faster and supports “using quotes”

May 20th, 2015

This week we moved Manula’s search system over to the widely used “Elastic Search” technology.

The result is that searches are now much faster and that we can finally support Google-like exact match search using quotes.

For example, searching for “by barcode” between double quotes will only return topics where those two words appear together and in that order. Without quotes, the search will give all that topics that just contains those words, anywhere.



Search results makeover

August 14th, 2014

Implemented today: a new look for the Search Results.
Resulting in a more Google-like presentation, with a large topic title, a green link showing the location of the topic in your manual’s structure and a small piece of text showing the first few lines from the topic.