How to: Search the Internet 

You can access any Web site available to your computer by using Microsoft Document Explorer. In addition to the resources provided by the Help collections, you can also use Microsoft Document Explorer to search for information online.

To access a Web site

  • In the URL text box located at the top of the document window, type a Web site address and press ENTER.

    The site is displayed in the document window. For information about how to add a Web site to your list of favorites, see How to: Save Links to Favorite Information.

Microsoft Document Explorer uses the Internet Explorer browser engine. Depending on your Internet connection, one of the following things might happen when you click a link to an external Web site:

  • If your computer is connected to the Internet through a network, you do not receive any connection prompts when you click a link to an external Web site, unless Internet access is restricted on your network.

  • If you use a dial-up connection to access the Internet, you are prompted to dial into your ISP and connect to the Internet when you click a link to an external Web site. This does not occur if you are already connected to the Internet.

Because Microsoft Document Explorer uses the Internet Explorer browser engine, your security settings for Internet Explorer also apply to any external Web sites that you access through Microsoft Document Explorer. For information about how to change your Internet Explorer settings within Microsoft Document Explorer, see How to: Set Default Home and Search Pages. For information about Internet Explorer security and security zones, see the Internet Explorer Help documentation.

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