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Search Contextually Within Specifications

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To search the spec book, a spec section, or an entire division for key words that appear within the PDF.

Things to Consider

  • Required User Permissions: 'Read-only,' 'Standard,' and 'Admin' level permissions on the Specifications tool.


  1. Navigate to the project's Specifications tool.
  2. Choose one of these options to open the desired part of the spec book:
    • To search within a single spec section, click Open to the left of the spec section you wish to search.
    • To search within a single division, click the Open icon to the right of the division title.

    • To search the contents of the current spec book, click the Open Current Spec Book button in the right pane.
  3. Click the magnifying glass icon in the top right.
  4. In the Search box, type the desired keyword or phrase and press ENTER to begin the search. 
    Search results appear in the right pane. The system also highlights the matching the keyword or phrase.


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