Thank you for sharing this.
The in-built search function on steinberg.help isn’t as flexible and comprehensive in terms of parsing as an online search engine like Google, that’s true, because we would need the resources of Google to do so. There are a number of technical and permissions reasons why steinberg.help does not use a third-party search engine as part of the site.
It picks up fairly exact words and phrases on pages, that either appear directly in the body of the text or in metadata. All such keywords have to be added manually, and it’s not practical for us to add manually any possible misspelling of any feature that exists in the app.
That all said, Googling (or searching via any third-party search engine of your choosing, plenty are available of course) for answers is a completely valid way of finding out how to do things in Dorico, and is encouraged! The only thing to be aware of is that online searches don’t always bring up links to the most recent manuals, as older manuals often have a greater number of hits due to being around for longer. Keep an eye on the url - there’ll be a version number in there, e.g. /v3.5/ - if it’s /v3/ or smaller (as of this date, 15th July 2021), it’s not the most recent version. Sometimes the information hasn’t changed, but often it has so it’s just good to be aware of.