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  • george_elliott2002
    Hello Art Kocsis:) Thank for your additional clarification because it was necessary in order for me to correctly understand the user interface of NTB. George
    Message 1 of 7 , Sep 28 3:42 AM
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      Hello Art Kocsis:)

      Thank for your additional clarification because it was necessary in order for me to correctly understand the user interface of NTB.

      George Elliott.
      --- In notetab@yahoogroups.com, Art Kocsis <artkns@...> wrote:
      >
      > In mathematics, this is known as an iterative solution - hopefully it
      > converges. ;-)
      >
      > The last iteration from John covers half of them. To fully satisfy your
      > example add the remaining possibilities.
      >
      > <start long line>
      > \b(man.+alone.+good|man.+good.+alone|alone.+man.+good|alone.+good.+man|good.+man.+alone|good.+alone.+man)\b
      > <end long line>
      >
      > And, as has been mentioned previously, check "RegEx" and clear "Case sensitive"
      >
      > Note, there are n! (n factorial), unique ways (where the order is
      > significant), of choosing n items.
      >
      > For three items there are three choices for the 1st item and then for each
      > of the first choices, there are two choices for the remaining two items.
      > For example: abc: abc, acb, bac, bca, cab, cba.
      >
      > Be aware that factorials increase VERY rapidly (4! = 24, 5! = 120, 6! =
      > 720, ...), so enumerating each possible word sequence is quite unwieldy
      > beyond 3 words.
      >
      > If you need to do this frequently with four or more words you should
      > linearize the search with a clip. (Search for a paragraph containing the
      > first word then search the found paragraph for the second word and, if
      > found, search again for the next word, etc.) Ask for help on the NTB clip
      > forum.
      >
      > Namaste', Art
      >
      >
      > At 09/27/2011 14:05, you wrote:
      > >Sorry, didn't read close enough. The answer is that you'd need all three
      > >words in three terms separated by pipes. And a
      > >.+ between the words.
      > >
      > >Place a 'pipe' between the words. Might have to enclose the lot in parens.
      > >\b(man.+alone.+good|alone.+man.+good|good.+man.+alone)\b
      > >
      > >Regards,
      > >John
      > >
      > >-----Original Message-----
      > >From: notetab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:notetab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      > >Of John Shotsky
      > >Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 13:59
      > >To: notetab@yahoogroups.com
      > >Subject: RE: [NTB] search for several terms simultaneously
      > >
      > >Place a 'pipe' between the words. Might have to enclose the lot in parens.
      > >\b(man|alone|good)\b
      > >
      > >Regards,
      > >John
      > >
      > >From: notetab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:notetab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      > >Of george_elliott2002
      > >Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 09:35
      > >To: notetab@yahoogroups.com
      > >Subject: [NTB] search for several terms simultaneously
      > >
      > >how do I search a document to find any instance of a paragraph which has
      > >all of a group of words; but in any sequence?
      > >
      > >For instance, search paragraphs for the words "man alone good", without
      > >the quotes?
      >
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