Better searches for Community Help

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.

  1. To search only the Help documentation, click the “Only Adobe Content” radio button.
  2. Check the results of the search. Most of the time, this search will give you good results.
  3. 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.

You can bookmark these links to go straight to a Community Help search that is filtered for Help documentation only:
Premiere Pro Community Help Search
After Effects Community Help Search

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.

You can find lots of help on the forums:
Premiere Pro fourms
After Effects forums 

Check out FAQs
Premiere Pro FAQ
After Effects FAQ

Help and Support pages
Premiere Pro Help and Support
After Effects Help and Support 

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4 Responses to Better searches for Community Help

  1. Robinsh says:

    I was also trying once to search something but the result was not targeted and now after reading this article I found the way to search the Adobe.

    Thanks for this guide !

  2. Firefox offers to add Community Help as search provider, just click add to have community help for specific product as search provider listed (search bar in top right corner). This literally works and can save lot of time.