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MOSS Explained: An Information Worker’s Deep Dive into Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by John Ross, Nicola Young

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Searching Quickly on Specific Properties

The search box that is available to users at first glance seems very plain. Type in search terms and possibly select a scope, click the search button, and get back results. This behavior is fine for many situations, and for more complex searches the Advanced Search page can be used. However, the problem with the Advanced Search page is that it can be difficult to understand for users who are unfamiliar with the finer points of SharePoint searching.

As mentioned earlier, you can expose some of the advanced search functionality by manipulating the variables passed in the URL string. This example shows how to take advantage of the advanced searching capabilities of MOSS in a more user-friendly manner. This ...

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