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The Word Wheel dialog appears when you click a Word Wheel button on a search page. The dialog shows information about documents on this web site. For example, if you are searching a "Classic Movies" site, you can see a list of movie titles. The Word Wheel uses Index Streaming™ technology to download only the part of the index you are browsing, to minimize load on the server. By pasting an item such as "Gone with the Wind" into a box, you can search for it. This eliminates trial-and-error searching, to produce more accurate searches.
Each part of the dialog is explained below.
Find / Go to
Type a word or phrase then click the Go to button to move to that item (or to the closest matching item) in the Choices List.
Choices List / Keys / Hits
The Choices List shows actual information that you can search for. The Keys list shows indexed words or terms. The Hits list indicates the number of documents that contain that word or term in the field being viewed.
Words List / Terms List
Contents from documents on this web site are indexed as words, terms, or both. A term is a complete entry, such as the title of a document. If a field, such as "Title", has both types of indexes, you can switch between them. For example, the Terms List shows the complete title of each document ("Gone with the Wind"), while the Words List shows each word individually. This enables you to search for a single word (just "wind") or a complete term.
Each field holds certain information about a document. For example, the Title field holds document titles. The Field list shows which field you are viewing. Select a different field from the list to see information stored in that field. You can paste words or terms from any field listed, to search for the pasted item(s). When you submit your query ("Go Get It"), all of the fields in the droplist will be searched. For example, the box labeled "Any word or phrase" searches Text, Title, Headings, and Keywords.
Click Paste to copy the selected item from the Choices List into the search box. You can paste more than one item (one at a time). A Boolean "OR" symbol is added between items that you paste. For example, if you paste "bogart" and "bacall" the search box will contain bogart / bacall. When you submit the query, you will find documents about Bogart OR Bacall (or both). Before submitting the query, you can change the Boolean symbol to & (which represents AND) or ! (which represents NOT).
Having trouble using a Word Wheel? Some of the most common problems are listed below.
The Word Wheel buttons don't appear or don't work.
The Word Wheel dialog is empty.
The Lycos® Site Spider has spidered this site and built a searchable catalog of information about documents. The Lycos Site Spider is a free spidering product jointly developed by Lycos, Inc. and Inmagic, Inc.
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