To search for people and groups on the Internet

There are two ways to search for people on the Internet using Search Companion. You can type a phrase or sentence using natural language, such as "give me information about John Smith in Anytown, USA" and the search results might include anything from John Smith's address to his genealogy Web page. You can also choose from several Internet search services that specialize in finding e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and names.

Search the Internet using natural language

1.

Click Start, and then click Search.

2.

Click Search the Internet

 Important

If you do not see Search the Internet, you have probably changed your default search behavior.

1.

Click Change preferences.

2.

Click Change files and folders search behavior.

3.

Click Standard, and then click OK.

4.

Click Search the Internet.

3.

Type a phrase or sentence describing the information you want, and then click Search.

 Note

For information about changing the appearance of Search Companion, click Related Topics.

Use a directory service or Internet search service

1.

Click Start, and then click Search.

2.

Click Printers, computers, or people

 Important

If you do not see Printers, computers, or people, you have probably changed your default search behavior.

1.

Click Change preferences.

2.

Click Change files and folders search behavior.

3.

Click Standard, and then click OK.

4.

Click Printers, computers, or people.

3.

Click People in your address book.

4.

In Look in, click the directory service or Internet search service you would like to use, and then click Web Site.

Follow the instructions that appear on your selected Internet search service.

 Note

To clear the search criteria fields and begin a new search, click Clear All.

For information about changing the appearance of Search Companion, click Related Topics.

Using wildcard characters

Search for a printer

Search the Internet

Using the Address Book

Change the appearance of Search Companion



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