To search Help documentation, use the Community Help search engine. It’s much more effective than a standard search engines, like Google. A word of warning, you do have to go through a couple of procedures to search Help documentation without community results, which can be distracting.
To get started searching documentation, type a term into the search box in the upper left hand corner of any page on Help, and then press Enter. A Community Help search page will launch. A good place to begin a search is on the Help and Tutorials page.
Currently, the results of the Community Help search might be less than satisfactory. The search results might contain community content, or content that isn’t relevant. You need to refine the search.
- To search only the Help documentation, click the “Only Adobe Content” radio button.
- Check the results of the search. Most of the time, this search will give you good results.
- If your search is still unsatisfactory, click the link that says, “Adobe Reference Only.”
You should now see a search that is based only on the contents of Help.
Keep in mind that you can click the All Community Content button if you want to find tutorials and content, as well as Help content.
If you have any trouble with searching Help, please let me know by leaving a comment on a relevant Help page. Click the “Discuss this Link” hyperlink at the bottom of any help page and you can leave a comment or ask a question. I’ll then adjust the page to make it more easily found.