Finding information anywhere
on our Web site is as easy as entering a few words or phrases in the search box located
in the top, right-hand corner of every page. The search page will return the most relevant
results based on your query.
Choosing Words & Phrases
Using words or phrases that are likely to be found only in the documents
you're looking for will help you get the most relevant results. For example, if you are
looking for information on child safety around the house, search for child
house safety instead of keeping my children safe
in my house.
Place double quotation marks around phrases or words that must appear together. To find
information on electric safety, search for "electric
safety" instead of electric safety,
which may also return results for gas safety and electric wiring tips for your home.
Adding more words and phrases may generate more relevant results, because Orange and Rockland's
Search assigns higher relevance to documents with more of your search terms. For example,
to find information about O&R's tree trimming program, search for "tree
trimming" program instead of "tree trimming".
Relevant pages that don't contain all the search terms will still be returned.
If a search term is in all lowercase letters, it will match results
in any case. However, if the term uses any capitalization, the term will match case exactly.
This means that a search for "orange and rockland"
would match "orange and rockland", "Orange and Rockland", and "Orange
and rockland", but a search for "Orange and Rockland"
would only match "Orange and Rockland".
Word Variations and Wildcards
It is possible to search for variations of a word using wildcards.
A wildcard can represent any character or characters. The "*" character could
match multiple characters, whereas "?" could match only a single character.
For example, if you wanted to find documents containing electricity, electrical, or electric,
you could search for electric*. To find documents with dig or dug in them, search with
Requiring and Excluding Terms
By default, none of the search results have to contain all the search
terms. However, if you want to require that the results must include a word or phrase,
place "+" in front of the required term. For example, if you want to search
for information about signing up for automatic bill payment you could search for +"automatic
bill payment" sign-up form apply.
If the search results should not include a specific term, place "-" in front
of the term. For example, if you want to search for information on heating but not air
conditioning, search for heat heating -ac -"air conditioning"