Google Search's learning curve is an odd But the search engine has plenty of tricks up its sleeve. Here's an overview of Google Search Tips and Tricks Sometimes all you're looking for is a pdf, gif, pptx, etc. Using the. These special Google search tips, operators, and commands will help you narrow search results that match a particular file extension. sleep study filetype: pdf. 3 Advanced Operations & Tricks and some more tips and things you didn't even know Google could do. . filetype:pdf "the technical geekery".
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Better searches. Better results. Here are some nifty modifiers to type in your Google search box to refine your searches and get the best results. • • • • • •. ••••••• •. search engine is and that there are a myriad of tricks and tips that will Search specific file types: Search for PDF, doc, Power Point files by. Searching Google. This guide covers selected tips and tricks to refine your search technique – for more synonyms. Google automatically searches for matching and similar meaning words tourism finds tourist filetype:pdf. Examples of file.
The Robosapien Companion: When you type a bunch of search terms into Google, it's smart enough to understand—more or less—what you want. Try pounds in euros Google has been indexing the web for a long time now. Personalised Search also includes a bookmark facility — which enables you to save bookmarks online and access them from anywhere. For a dedicated film search page, go to www.
Select the category to the left to display only the articles related to that category. There are many reasons to export and import PDF forms data within a company. It's straightforward to apply watermarks to PDF pages if you have the right software.
Using the example of a review process, this tip uses the example of adding a "Draft" watermark to a document in order to distinguish it from the final version. Converting a scanned PDF to text hasn't always been easy or cheap, but with the optical character recognition OCR technology to Google Drive, it is now free and pretty easy to boot.
Ever wanted to link through to specific pages or named destinations within your PDF files? This tip from Jeremy Koadlow explains how. Reordering pages in a PDF document is basically as easy and dragging and dropping. It is something that comes in handy when a document has been saved as a PDF and just needs slight reordering to make it perfect. Here is a step by step guide to do it in Adobe Acrobat Programs exist offering the functionality to export, save or convert a file you are working on to a PDF.
Sometimes like viewing webpages this isn't supported but you do have a workaround. You are still able to create a PDF of your work. SWF file that you can add to any PDF page that will create a QR code from any string that you enter into the input field but links are particularly useful.
This tutorial is for adding a video. The video will appear on its own page. If a stop word is included in a phrase between quote marks as a phrase, the word is searched for. You can also ask Google to fill in a blank. Search for a numerical range using the numrange operator. Google recognises 13 main file types through advanced search, including all Microsoft Office Document types, Lotus, PostScript, Shockwave Flash and plain text files.
Search for any filetype directly using the modifier filetype: For example: Exclude entire file types, using the same Boolean syntax we used to exclude key words earlier: An example: Google has some very powerful, hidden search parameters, too. For example "intitle" only searches page titles. Try intitle: If you're looking for files rather than pages — give index of as the intitle: It helps you find web and FTP directories.
The modifier inurl only searches the web address of a page: Find live webcams by searching for: The modifier inanchor is very specific, only finding results in text used in page links.
Want to know how many links there are to a site? Try link: Similarly, you can find pages that Google thinks are related in content, using the related: Use it like this: The modifier info: Alternatively, do a normal search then click the "Similar Pages" link next to a result. Specify a site to search with the site: The above tip works with directory sites like www.
Access Google Directory — a database of handpicked and rated sites — at directory. The Boolean operators intitle and inurl work in Google directory, as does OR.
Use the site: Similar, using "site:. Google News news. For example "intext" pulls terms from the body of a story.
If you use the operator "source: Using the "location: Similarly, Google Blogsearch blogsearch. You can search for a blog title, for example, using inblogtitle: The general search engine can get very specific indeed.
Try movie: The modifier film: Enter showtimes and Google will prompt you for your postcode. Enter it and it'll tell you when and where local films are showing.
For a dedicated film search page, go to www. If you ticked "Remember this Location" when you searched for show times, the next time you can enter the name of a current film instead. Google really likes movies. Try typing director: The Dark Knight into the main search box. For cast lists, try cast: The modifier music: Try searching for weather London — you'll get a full 4-day forecast.
There's also a built-in dictionary. Try define: Google stores the content of old sites. You can search this cache direct with the syntax keyword cache: Alternatively, enter cache: No calculator handy?
Use Google's built in features. Google's calculator converts measurements and understands natural language. Type in 14 stones in kilos, for example.
It does currency conversion too. Try pounds in euros And temperature! Just type: Want to know how clever Google really is? Type in roman numerals, then hit "Google Search" You can personalise your Google experience by creating a Google account.
Go to www. With a Google account there are lots more extras available.
You'll get a free Gmail email account for one With your Google account, you can also personalise your front page. Click "iGoogle" to add blog and site feeds. Click "Add a Tab" in iGoogle to add custom tabs.
Google automatically populates them with suitable site suggestions. Click "Select Theme" to change the default look. Some iGoogle themes change with time Click "More" under "Try something new" to access a full list of Google sites and new features. An active, useful service missing from the list is "Personalised Search" — but you can access it via www. This page lists searches you have recently made — and is divided into categories.
Clicking "pause" stops Google from recording your history. Click "Trends" to see the sites you visit most, the terms you enter most often and links you've clicked on! Personalised Search also includes a bookmark facility — which enables you to save bookmarks online and access them from anywhere.
You can add bookmarks or access your bookmarks using the iGoogle Bookmarks gadget. Did you know you can search within your returned results? Scroll down to the bottom of the search results page to find the link.
Search locally by appending your postcode to the end of query. Looking for a map?