Learn how to seamlessly search and navigate your documentation
GitBook's quick find command palette lets you search for – and quickly navigate between – all your content, as well as perform common space actions.
When writing or reading documentation you'll want to find whatever you need quickly, wherever it’s located. Use our quick find command palette to search and navigate across all your content.
The quick find command palette
Results of the space you're in are displayed first, followed by results from other spaces from the organization you're currently editing in, as well as other organizations you are a member of.
So type in what you need, take a look at results in other spaces, and pick the page or section you're interested in.
When you select a search result from an organization, you will switch to browsing that organization. To go back, use quick find to select a document in the organization you were in before, or use the organization switcher in the sidebar.
Quick find supports filtering your results by author, and by space or organization.
To see the list of actions that quick find can kick off, open quick find and scroll down, or use the arrow keys to see the available options.
Quick find is compliant with your team permission settings, meaning that users will only be able to search the content they have permission to access.
We index your content by grouping it into sections. Sections are headings (H1, H2, or H3) with the content that follows it.
When a section starts with H1 and contains a lot of H2/H3 with text, your paragraph turns into a big section. We just show 3 lines of information in each result in the quick find results view. When your section is too big, sometimes the keyword match is hidden in a part of the section that isn't displayed in the preview. Don't worry, quick find still found matching sections!