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I have the custom list with the two columns in newsletter style but what about adding in a search web part onto a separate page, how can i get that to search my faq custom list?

For example a user can input a question into the search web part on the search page and that question will return the results most relevant to their search from the Q and A list; kind of like a google search

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Add site:urlOfList as AdditionalQuery to the Search Core Results web part

Here is where you add this in the UI:
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Where can i add that code, through sharepoint designer? –  Slossnite Apr 11 '12 at 12:30
    
You can add that in the browser see above –  Per Jakobsen Apr 11 '12 at 13:02
    
final question: so I would like the interface to look similar to google just with my company logo etc, i would like it to work the same way. Can i setup a separate sharepoint page that has a search boxz web part on it and use that to search through my custom list? –  Slossnite Apr 11 '12 at 13:18
    
Yes you just add a new page and the add the web parts you need 'search box', 'search core results', paging, ... –  Per Jakobsen Apr 11 '12 at 13:26
    
interesting, how does the user enter in search terms to search a list? they will not be able to see the list of course the results returned would be from the list. –  Slossnite Apr 11 '12 at 13:44
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