This is truly MPSIMS but if you have a solution I’d be happy to hear it.
I am using Outlook 2013. When I click on the Search criteria, and the box expands with the criteria, I can start typing things like From: Cecil Adams. But if I pause, even for a second, trying to remember if “Adams” has one d or two, Outlook plows ahead and starts the search, assuming that I must be finished typing. There is no Search Now button, it’s just based on when you stop typing. I can type fast, I just can’t *think *fast. If it starts before I’m ready I have to start all over again because of the kludgy way it takes my criteria and forms some sort of search specification string.