Phonic searching looks for a word that sounds like the word you are searching for and begins with the same letter. For example, a phonic search for Smith will also find Smithe and Smythe.
To ask dtSearch to search for a word phonically, put a # in front of the word in your search request. Examples: #smith, #johnson
Check Phonic searching in the Search features section of the search dialog box to enable phonic searching for all of the words in your search request. Phonic searching is somewhat slower than other types of searching and tends to make searches over-inclusive, so it is usually better to use the # symbol to do phonic searches selectively.