Smart Group/Search puzzle

I sometimes add my own notes to records (RTF files) that are mainly quotations from other works. I demarcate these from the main content by starting with:

To collect these together, I created a Smart Folder searching for Content:

To my surprise, this failed to throw up any results.
On a whim, though, I tried changing the search criterion to Content:

and that found the notes I was looking for.

Anyone know why this might be?

I should add that it also finds a lot of notes that it’s not supposed to.

  1. The bracket and colon will be ignored.
  2. “I should add that it also finds a lot of notes that it’s not supposed to.”
    Actually, it’s returning what you asked for. Your construction is searching for: my AND note. You should quote it as “my note”.

Oh, that’s simple enough. Thanks!

You’re welcome. :smiley: