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Help for Browsing, Searching, and Viewing


Help on Browsing

To browse the classified ads, you need to first click on the desired day. If the listing of days is a form window, then you will need to click on the "Browse" button. A listing of classification categories will appear. Now choose the classification that you wish to view from this list.

At the top of each classification page, there is a search box, which has the same affect as searching on that classification for that day (see below under "Help on Searching"). You can also click the "Add" check box next to any ad and use the "View Selected Ads" button to redisplay just the selected ads (see below under "Help on Viewing").


To search from the main classified ads page, first select the day(s) to search in the "Days" selection list:

  • To select multiple days, use CTRL + click on a PC, or OPTION + click on a Macintosh, to select and highlight all of the desired days you want to search.
  • To select a single day, click on it to highlight it.

Select all classifications, several classifications, or a single classification to search in the "Classifications" selection list:

  • To select all classifications, use the top item in the list "** - All Classifications".
  • To select multiple classifications, use CTRL + click on a PC, or OPTION + click on a Macintosh, to select and highlight all of the desired classifications you want to search. Be sure to not select "** - All Classifications", or all classifications will be searched.
  • To select a single classification from the list, click on it to highlight it.

Enter the text you are looking for into the "Search For" text box

  • You must enter at least three characters in the "Search For" text box. However, one that equates to an empty or global search, such as "***" or "* *", are not allowed.
  • You can search for any word by entering the word. All searches are case insensitive, that is searching for "HEALTH" is the same as searching for "Health" or "health". The search assumes a wildcard on both ends of the search, which means the search, is also looking for this word contained in another word, such as "healthcare" and "unhealthy".
  • You can search for phrases by entering the phrase. Entering Apply in Person will find any occurrences of the phrase Apply in Person in ads. You can use a wildcard to help when you are uncertain of the spelling of a phrase, such as "app*son" which would find "Apply in Person" and "Reapply in Personnels Office".
  • You can search for wildcards using an asterisk (*). See the examples above. The wildcard asterisk can be at the end, beginning, or even in the middle of a word or phrase. This can assist in cases when you are not sure of the spelling of a word.

After you've entered the desired search text, click Search to begin searching. Any matches are returned on a search results page.

If matches are found, the page shows the number of ads, which contained the matching text. It then displays the heading of each ad section it found ads in along with the date of publication. The ads themselves are displayed, with the search text displayed in red.

You can click on the heading of each ad section to browse that particular section for that particular day (see above under "Help on Browsing").

You can also click the "Add" check box next to any ad and use the "View Selected Ads" button to redisplay just the selected ads (see below under "Help on Viewing").


Help on Viewing

When displaying ads either through the browse or search results pages, you can use the "Add" check at the end of each advertisement to mark that ad for later viewing.

This creates a temporary set of only the ads that interest you.

At the bottom of page, click on the "View Selected Ads" button to redisplay only the ads you checked, making it easier to print or view them.

You can continue this reduction with each new page that is displayed.

You can click on the heading of each ad section to browse that particular section for that particular day (see above under "Help on Browsing").


 
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