The Burli Finder is used to locate information in newswire feeds, scripts, assignment manager, and contact manager. On the keyboard, press Ctrl-F; on the menu, select Open, then Finder.
Set the first field to the area that you wish to search:
- A newswire search includes all data in the ‘In’ queue, and therefore includes any posted in-house stories. Criteria for this search include keyword(s) in the story body, and story category. To specify a multiple keyword search, separate each keyword by the vertical bar. For example, to search for all stories containing either the word ‘Internet’ or the word ‘computer’, type ‘Internet|computer’ in the story body field. Click the ‘Start search’ button. Burli places the search results in a filter displayed in the top window. You can narrow down your search to specific filters in your InQueue by selecting the appropriate filter in the dropdown box on the top right.
- A script search includes all scripts created in Burli dating back as far as you have specified in Burli setup. Criteria for a script search include keyword(s) in the story body, and date range. For example, suppose you remember somebody on-air reading a story about an increase to the minimum wage some time either on September 15th or 16th, 2007.
- In the Burli finder, begin by specifying ‘minimum|wage’ in the Body field. Then, click the > button next to first range field to display the popup calendar; select September 15th.
- Note that Burli automatically fills in the ending date to match the starting date. Click the > button next to the ending date, then click September 16th in the calendar. Now that the criteria are set, click the ‘Start search’ button. When Burli finishes searching the scripts, it places a purple arrow over the icon for every day, folder, script, and story that contains the keyword. These icon assist you in visually locating the stories that conform to your search criteria.
- An assignment search includes keyword(s) in the assignment title (slug), assignment body (any items attached to the assignment), reporter, and date. For example, suppose you want to display only Megan’s assignments for October 12th. Begin by typing ‘Megan’ in the Reporter field. Next, click the > button next to the starting date field to display the popup calendar. Select October 12th. Note that Burli automatically copies this value over to the ending date field; this has just saved you the next step of identifying the ending date. Click the ‘Start search’ button. Burli displays in the top window only the assignments matching the search criteria.
- Note: to display all assignments, open the Finder and press ‘Start Search’ without providing any search criteria.
- A contact search includes organization and contact name. After providing the search criteria, click the ‘Start search’ button. Burli displays in the top window only the contacts matching the search criteria. Note: to display all contacts, open the Finder and press ‘Start Search’ without providing any search criteria.