Finding structures in a document

Selecting document elements

The Document Structure finder can locate pieces of information within a document using queries that can detect elements via their physical location and/or the data they contain. You enter the search query into the field shown below, then click Search to select document elements that match the query.

A query is made up of one or more instructions. The query shown above works by first finding (FIND) the document element containing the text "column", shifting-down (SHIFT-DOWN) to the next table, then finally excluding any further selections (EXCLUDE-DOWN) in the document. Clicking Search shows the selection found by the system, outlined in orange below.

The remainder of this topic explores types of instructions and attributes.