Limiting search to a specific book

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Limiting search to a specific book

Postby deh56 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:38 pm

How can I limit a search to just one of the standard works (for example, the Book of Mormon or the Old Testament) or only to a specific book ( for example, Isaiah or Matthew)?

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Postby sbradshaw » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:05 am

Type in your search and hit enter. Then use the links under "Refine Your Search" to the left to narrow your search results.

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Limiting search

Postby deh56 » Thu May 03, 2012 9:07 pm

I should have been more specific. I am asking about limiting a search on an ipad2.

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Postby aebrown » Thu May 03, 2012 9:22 pm

deh56 wrote:I should have been more specific. I am asking about limiting a search on an ipad2.


I only have an Android device, so I don't know if the iOS version of Gospel Library works the same way. But with Android GL, you can simply:

  1. Drill down to whatever level you want (Scriptures, or Book of Mormon, or Ether, etc.)
  2. Tap the Search button. This will bring up an entry field for entering your search string, as well as a set of check boxes for what content you want to search. If you drilled down to Ether, for example, only Ether will be checked (but you can check other items as well)
  3. Enter your search string
  4. Tap the search icon
I apologize if this is too different for iOS, but I don't have one of those devices.
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Postby nbflint » Fri May 04, 2012 1:39 pm

deh56 wrote:I should have been more specific. I am asking about limiting a search on an ipad2.


I haven't been able to find a way to accomplish this on GL for iOS. It would be a great feature to be able to determine the search scope.


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Postby lajackson » Sun May 06, 2012 6:13 pm

deh56 wrote:I should have been more specific. I am asking about limiting a search on an ipad2.


Gospel Library on iOS does a global search. But you may notice that the results list shows documents with a number in parentheses showing the number of hits. For scriptures, it only goes down to the major works (OT, NT, BkM, D&C, PoGP), but if you scroll down to that particular book of scripture and tap on it, the hits will be listed in order.

So, while not exactly simple, you could do a search, then select (for example) the Old Testament, and scroll down to review only the references in Isaiah.

This is the best way I have found to locate a reference that I know is in a particular place, especially in the scriptures.

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Postby deh56 » Tue May 08, 2012 9:14 pm

Thanks for the info. Scrolling in the results list to the Standard Work book, then opening it up to look for a specific book will work for now. Hopefully in the future the search capacity will become more specific to individual books.


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