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Old 07-23-2006, 05:55 PM
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Question Searching is a big problem

Greetings. I have made a GARS Book Module (similar to the Article) and I have uploaded a few books. The different chapters go into the TOC module on the right. But the biggest problem is the Search. If I Search for a word in the book (article) through the Ajax dropdown Search Book or Article, it shows the full article in the results. I mean if the searched word is on the 3rd page (garpg=3) of the book (article), still when I click the Search result link, it opens up only the first page of the book (article). And if I click the next page, the search highlighted word also disappears. So basically I think Search is almost not possible or am I missing something?

I would suggest that GARS should have it's own way of search so that the search results can directly open the page ...?garpg=no and show the highlighted search query on that page. Without this the search become redundant for bigger articles or books. Please help.
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Old 07-23-2006, 06:05 PM
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So its finding the article, just not the page you want?

Sadly I dont think I can plug in that functionality. At least not at this stage!
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Old 07-23-2006, 06:17 PM
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Yes, it is finding the whole article. I am searching in the article and it is finding the whole article. So it looses meaning.

You see earlier in a non-GARS forum I used to put the the different chapters as different threads or posts so the search would work and show the exact post if we would search by posts. But now I am putting the full article or book into a single post with the [BREAK=Title] codes. So the Search has become a problem with the GARS layout. I like the features of the GARS layout but I mean no proper search is a very big problem.

The only way I think of now is they click the Print button and get the whole article or book in the print view and use their browser search to find the words they want. But as you will agree it is not at all a good way to do it.
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I can understand what you mean, however I cant do what youre asking without overriding vB's search ability which would be a mamouth task
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Old 07-23-2006, 07:03 PM
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I can understand. If you really want the Search Article to work which I think it should, then you will have to think of a solution. Maybe in the next versions...Please keep it in your todo...
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