Search Word document
This article is about searching text in word
document. It answers questions: what is word (.doc) file, why should
we use this file format and what is the best way to search it for
What is Word (DOC) and Excel (XLS) file?
.DOC and .XLS - file format of MS Office application. MS Office
includes powerful text processor (.doc file format).
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information into impact. New and familiar products,
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Why do I need to search in DOC files?
Just because it takes too much time to open each file.
What is the simplest solution to search in
We created File Search Assistant to make your search fast and
You should run File Search Assistant, put your search criteria and
click "Search" button.
*.DOC mask in "File Name" field. You will tell FSA
to search only for DOC files.
"Search in" drop list to specify location to
keywords you want to find in "Keyword" field.
- Use custom search options to create custom search
groups - it will make you search faster. Read
more in on-line manual.
- Using custom search options allows to skip step where
you specify search mask and path to search.
- You can use regular expressions as a keyword. For
example +dog -cat +"my cat"
OK. Now tell me how can your FSA be more
effective that other search tools.
Three key features makes FSA extremely useful:
Custom Search Options - you can
point FSA to folders where your files are and where exactly you want
to search in. Once you have created a search group you can use it for
every other search.
Preview Pane - Preview pane show you
the small piece of file where keyword (or keywords if you search for
some regular expression) was found. Specify your search criteria and
click "search" button to learn how it works.
shows you the small piece of file where keyword (or keywords
if you search for som regular expression) was found.
highlights found keyword(s) so you can decide whether you
need this very file. If not - click "Next File"
button. If you not sure - click "Next Fragment"
button to show next text fragment with found keyword(s)
Any time you can generate search report from search results and
make use of them later.
FSA puts in search report:
- text from found files with highlighted keywords;
- information about found files - size, path and relevancy to
- link to found file so you can open it right from search report;
Tell me more about searching in DOC files
Depends on what computer you are using now. You can download FSA
and try for free.
I use FSA to search in XLS as a binary file?
Anytime you can turn
off "DOC to txt" filter. Then FSA will read DOC as a binary
my DOC file is in ZIP archive, can FSA find text in it?
Yes, you just should
check "search in zip files" checkbox.
it find DOC which is on network disk?
Yes FSA can search
files on both local and network disks.
Trying and buying
You can download and try File Search Assistant right now.
I'm sure you will find it useful and decide to make use of it after
a 30-days trial period. Then go to the ordering
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