I am not totally clear on the problem.
It appears you have been with Dynalist a long time, so I don’t know if this helps…
Dynalist Search Operators Reference
When I do search over all documents I find I need to use
-ancestor:<some significant word or phrase in a document title or header>
…kind of thing. That excludes those documents or sections for better filtering.
THEN FOR RESULTS LIST PART OF THE SEARCH CRITERION
…shows all children fullyexpanded
…show only first order children
…show only the node with the word, with children collapsed
If I need to scan through a search results list more effectively than in the Desktop App, I…
- open the Dynalist Document in a Web Browser
- conduct the Dynalist Search
- then Choose the Browser’s “Find in Page” feature and hunt through the list for keywords. You will need to use the Browser’s Menu to execute that ‘find in page search’
LAST TIP: If you add a Search Plugin to your Browser, you can potentially search collectively for various keywords (and in any order) …all highlighted within your search results page.
For instance, in Firefox I can use “Multiple Search and Highlight” plugin to assign several words and phrases to look for with a page.
Does that help?