Searching forums

Search for forums or forum topics that contain a specific word or phrase.

Before you begin

You can search forums of which you are a member or forums that allow public access.

Procedure

To search Forums for a specific text string, complete the following steps:

  1. Specify the scope of your search by clicking the Down arrow next to the Search field in the title bar, and then selecting one of the following options:
    All Forums
    Search for the text string in the titles and descriptions of all the forums to which you have access. The scope includes topics and topic responses, category names and descriptions (if forum categories are enabled), and tags.
    This Forum
    Search for the text string in the title and description of the selected forum. The scope includes topics, topic replies, and tags.
    Note: To access this option, you must have a forum already open.
  2. Enter the word or phrase that you want to search for in the Search field, and then click the Search Search icon icon.