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This help guide shows you the many different ways you can search for articles and guides on Digital Digest.
This help guide shows you the many different ways you can search for articles and guides on Digital Digest.
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All of the below options can be accessed from the [http://www.digital-digest.com/articles/index.php Articles section's main page].
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== Standard Search ==
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== Search Wizard ==
== Search Wizard ==
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You can also use our [http://www.digital-digest.com/software/searchwizard.php search wizard] to narrow down the search results. You will be presented with several different options based on things you are likely to use the software for (for example, "Create" a new [[DVD]], "Play" a [[DivX]] file, "Backup" a disc ...).
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You can also use our [http://www.digital-digest.com/articles/searchwizard.php search wizard] to narrow down the search results. You will be presented with several different options based on things you are likely to use the article/guide for (for example, "Create" a new [[DVD]], "Play" a [[DivX]] file, "Backup" a disc ...).
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Choosing one of these options will present you with more options, specific to choices you have made so far (for example, choosing "Play" will ask you specify which format you want to play).
Choosing one of these options will present you with more options, specific to choices you have made so far (for example, choosing "Play" will ask you specify which format you want to play).
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Once you have selected all the options, the search result will be returned just like a standard search.
Once you have selected all the options, the search result will be returned just like a standard search.
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== Category Search ==
== Category Search ==
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The final method for software searching is the category search. Each software will belong to one or more "Main" category (such as "Play", "DV" or "Mac OS"), and one or more detailed/sub categories (these are more detailed categories, such as "Audio Editors" or "Subtitle Playback").  
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The final method for article searching is the category search. Each article/guide will belong to one or more "Main" category (such as "Play", "DV" or "Mac OS"), and one or more detailed/sub categories (these are more detailed categories, such as "DVD To AVI (DivX, XviD ...) Conversion" or "DVD Menu Creation/Editing").  
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You can see a list of the main categories [http://www.digital-digest.com/software/allcategory.php here].
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You can see a list of the main categories [http://www.digital-digest.com/articles/allcategory.php here].
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You can see a list of the detailed/sub categories [http://www.digital-digest.com/software/allcategory.php?detail=1 here].
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You can see a list of the detailed/sub categories [http://www.digital-digest.com/articles/allcategory.php?detail=1 here].
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Current revision as of 06:52, 16 August 2007

This help guide shows you the many different ways you can search for articles and guides on Digital Digest.

All of the below options can be accessed from the Articles section's main page.


Standard Search

Digital Digest: Article Search

At the top of every page is a search engine, which allows you to search for articles, software and news items on Digital Digest. To search for the article you need, simply type in the title of the article or a description of it in the search box and press the "Search" button.


Search Wizard

You can also use our search wizard to narrow down the search results. You will be presented with several different options based on things you are likely to use the article/guide for (for example, "Create" a new DVD, "Play" a DivX file, "Backup" a disc ...).

Digital Digest: Article Search Wizard

Choosing one of these options will present you with more options, specific to choices you have made so far (for example, choosing "Play" will ask you specify which format you want to play).

Digital Digest: Software Search Wizard, Create Options

Once you have selected all the options, the search result will be returned just like a standard search.


Category Search

The final method for article searching is the category search. Each article/guide will belong to one or more "Main" category (such as "Play", "DV" or "Mac OS"), and one or more detailed/sub categories (these are more detailed categories, such as "DVD To AVI (DivX, XviD ...) Conversion" or "DVD Menu Creation/Editing").

You can see a list of the main categories here.

You can see a list of the detailed/sub categories here.

Digital Digest: Detailed article category example