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  • Before You Post, Utilize Creative COW Search!

    Posted by Brie Clayton on October 17, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Creative COW has been around for over 20 years, and many questions have been answered within our forums.

    Before posting a question, we strongly recommend that you first take some time to search for existing questions on Creative COW that may provide an answer.

    In the top right corner of each page at Creative COW is a search icon, or you can navigate straight to the COW search page, which offers several parameters to assist you in finding the information you seek:

    Thank you, and good luck in your search!

    Brie Clayton replied 1 month, 3 weeks ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Glenn Payne

    March 11, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    Does it allow you to search just specific forums? I don’t see a way to narrow it down.

  • Brie Clayton

    March 11, 2023 at 11:38 pm

    That is an excellent suggestion, Glenn! We will talk to our dev team about working that into our next update.

  • Deacon O’Connor

    October 26, 2023 at 3:47 am


    I recently had an issue that “I just knew” would be covered extensively over the years. I was confident I would find help considering the millions of pages of advice in this forum. Unfortunately after spending over a half hour searching I found nothing relevant and very few that contained keywords. Please use my recent post as an example. My problem was pretty straight forward but none of my key phrase pulled anything up and less than 50% of the pages that did were for Adobe Premier Pro — even after putting it in the title for searches. The search function does not have much leeway for spelling errors. As a user I would say I’m just scratching the surface of intermediate level, it was difficult to put into words what my problem was concisely enough for the search engine. I’m not sure how to solve that but please let the UX/UI and dev team know it’s an issue. (This is not a criticism. I really love this site and want to help make it more user friendly. I recommend it to all my interns and co-workers.)

    Basically, it seems like if you do not have close to 100% of the words of the title of a previous discussion it won’t show up in the search.

  • Brie Clayton

    October 26, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    Thank you Deacon! Do not worry so much about offending us, as we are always interested in understanding issues in order to improve user experience at Creative COW. If you were to sort your search by the “Relevance” parameter rather than “Title”, would you have a better outcome?

  • Neil Pollick

    April 26, 2024 at 12:29 pm

    Good advice but how exactly do I search for information on a particualr NLE program? I would be searching for information on Vegas Pro mostly.
    Can I search the vegas posts only?

  • Brie Clayton

    April 26, 2024 at 1:02 pm

    Hello Neil,

    If, for example, you were to include the word “Vegas” into any search that you are making, you will bring up almost completely Vegas-related results. However! We take this as a good suggestion for further improving Creative COW’s search function – an option to search by forum alone. Thank you!

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