Microsoft frequently rolls out new enhancements and options for its Workplace apps, and now Phrase for Home windows is testing an upgraded search operate.
Microsoft revealed in a weblog submit this week, “we’ve improved the Search expertise in Phrase for Home windows so that you’ll get a lot better outcomes. Like in Phrase for the net, the brand new expertise brings collectively well-established net search applied sciences, equivalent to indexing and question and doc understanding. […] For instance, search will discover associated matches that embrace totally different types of phrases, synonyms, and shut matches (together with typos).”
The brand new search function is meant to work extra like net search engines like google and yahoo, with the power to acknowledge typos in queries, totally different types of the identical phrase, and a number of phrases shut to one another. For instance, in case your doc consists of “U.S.A,” trying to find “USA,” “United States,” or “United States of America” will all return a match. Looking “dental additive” would additionally present leads to the doc for “additive for dental well being.”
Microsoft rolled out the identical upgraded search function within the net model of Phrase all the way back in May 2020. The corporate stated on the time that it was “coming quickly to all platforms,” but it surely’s solely now exhibiting up in testing for Home windows. Mac and cellular assist are nonetheless lacking.
Enhanced search is on the market to Office Insiders working the Beta Channel and Present Channel (Preview) Model 2206 (Construct 15427.20000) or afterward Home windows. It’s present in the identical Discover menu because the common search, or you’ll be able to press Ctrl+F, however there’s now a toggle to enabled “Enhanced search (preview)”. Your PC additionally wants at the least 8 GB of RAM to make use of the function — in any other case, you’re caught with the identical search engine. A Microsoft 365 Private or Household subscription is required to affix the Insiders program.
Supply: Office Blog