ePublisher Tips and Tricks – Reverb URL Search

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013 No Comments

I am taking a break from my Newbies series this week to present a cool feature of which you may or may not be aware. Drumroll please: using the URL bar to search Reverb. It is simple, you type in your URL, in this case, I am going to to use our own help to do this, and we are going to search for the term “othermeta” for our DITA friends:

To search this term, you can type in the following:

http://www.webworks.com/Documentation/Reverb/#search/othermeta

When you hit return, it will bring up the Google search results. (If you are using the Client-side search or IIS, it will show those results). For testing on your own help that you have generated, please keep in mind that this will need to be deployed to a web server or using IIS to work. If you do not have your http://localhost yet set up, you can actually use our “View Output” button to display a preview in your browser that will let you view the URL:

http://localhost:9292/YourTargetName/

and from there you can use the #search/yoursearch term feature as addressed above to search the help in this manner. Let me know in the comments what your experiences using this functionality have been.

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