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In order to use my latex editor more efficiently, I'd like to know the command line syntax for forward search in Adobe Acrobat reader for windows. Haven't found any documentation on this so far.

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This should do the trick:

AcroRd32.exe /A "search=pdf" C:\path\to\file.pdf

This will search forward for the string pdf inside file.pdf. Ensure you have the directory of AcroRd32.exe in your PATH environment variable, or you are situated in that directory from command prompt when you run the command.

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This is very useful. What is the syntax if the string your are searching for in the pdf contains blanks?

e.g.

acrord32.exe /A "search=The quick brown fox" C:\mypdf.pdf

The above finds "The", "quick", "brown" and "fox", but not together.

Also, is it possible for read to open automatically to hte particular line, as if a find was executed?

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