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Search: Find Sets of Entries that Meet a Set of Criteria

Click the Search button in the JLO toolbar to open the Search section. Select which search criteria you want to use (Journal Notebook, Word in Entry Title, Date, Topics, and/or Daily Pulse) and click the Search button.

Search-dialog

The results of the search appear in the right side of the Journal Explorer, which opens automatically below the Search section.

Select multiple criteria to find sets of entries with common threads.  When you perform searches you can learn from your life.

For example:

(1) Want to get a big picture of your relationship with your father?

Within the Search dialog select all of your writing areas—Notebooks, Daily Pulse Notes and Handwritten. Select the full date range, and select the topic “Father,” “Dad,” or “Joe” however you may have him listed in the Topic List. Then click the Search button.

In the Journal Explorer you’ll see journal entries and Daily Pulse Notes listed that meet your criteria. You may want to select them all and open them.  You’ll be able to read dreams where he was a character, read stories you remembered when you were five years old which included your dad, as well as conversations you had with him last week. Finding and reading these juxtaposed entries will certainly shed new light on both him and you.

(2) Trying to learn what factors help you maintain good health?

Within the Search dialog select all of your writing areas—Notebooks, Daily Pulse Notes and Handwritten. Select the full date range. In the Daily Pulse column, enter “7” in the Min area and “10” in the Max area of the Health scale.  Click the Search button and all entries and Pulse Notes which meet the criteria will appear in the Journal Explorer. Read those entries and you’ll find out about who you are when you are healthy.

(3) Writing a report or a book? Keeping track of a project? Making a gift for your child’s birthday?

Create notebooks and topics that you can use to quickly pull out the information you’ll need for a particular book chapter or character in the book. Perform a search of just the notebook(s) or topic(s) or date(s) that are relevant, and your entries

In short order you’ll have all the information you need within the Journal Explorer.

Tips:

  • When you are deciding which Topics, Notebooks, and Daily Pulse Scales to create, think about what common threads you may be looking for when you perform searches.  
  • Craft your searches wisely to see yourself in new ways.
  • You can search Pulse Notes as well as entries.
  • You can also search for cataloged Handwritten entries within Search.