To search the alphabetical index, scroll to the end of the Table of Contents and click thegray plus sign (+) next to the
. Then click a letter to see all of the termsthat are indexed under that letter (example: “N” for “negligence”).
Part III: Searching the
Dunlap-Hanna PA Forms
Database by KeywordTo search by keyword:
Click on the small
icon in the gray toolbar at the top of the screen. A windowwill open containing an empty box for your search terms.
In the “Advanced Query” box, type one or more words that are related to the legal formyou need. It is
not necessary to type “AND”
between words (example: divorce alimony).
When the results appear, you may view them in different formats dependingupon which tab you click in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Display options are:1)
(large binoculars): Shows a brief view of the relevant section of theTable of Contents; the text of the first relevant form found by the search; and a brief view of the “hit list” of places where your query words appear in titles andtexts of forms.2)
(open book): Shows a brief view of the relevant section of the Table of Contents; an expanded view of the relevant section of the Table of Contents; andthe text of the first relevant form found by the search.3)
(sheet of paper): Shows a brief view of the relevant section of theTable of Contents, and the text of the first relevant form found by the search.4)
(plus and minus signs): Shows only an expanded view of therelevant section of the Table of Contents.5)
(four blue lines): Shows only an expanded view of the “hit list” of places where your query words appear in titles and texts of forms.
combine words in a phrase
, such as “minor children,” enclose the words in
locate documents containing synonyms of a word
, type a
after the word.Example: searching for
will find documents containing synonyms of the word“work,” such as employment, job, occupation, etc.
The wildcard symbol, which allows you to search for
all alternate forms of a word
atonce, is an
. Example: searching for
will find employ, employee,employment, employer, etc.
Part IV: Navigating Through the List of Forms
move through the list of forms
by clicking on the
double arrows at the top of the screen, or by scrolling up and down.Clicking the double arrows jumps your screen either forward or back to the next placethat your search term appears within the document, or within the next document.
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