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Crafting Your Query by using Special Characters

By using special characters and operators, such as " ", , ~, .., *, OR, and quotation marks around a phrase, you can fine-tune your search query and increase the accuracy of its results.

For details, click an operator above or look in the following seven pages:

  1. Quoted Phrases
  2. Quotation Marks Replace the + Operator
  3. The – Operator
  4. The ~ Operator
  5. The OR and | Operators
  6. The .. Operator
  7. The * Operator,
  8. Summary

tags (keywords): , ,

This page was last modified on: Sunday February 26, 2012

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