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Is there a utility to search pdf bookmarks across many files?

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What OS? Can you describe your situation? – digitxp Aug 25 '10 at 20:21
This thread mentions a few ways to search across pdf files, but I think none of the methods allow searching specifically in bookmarks. – Gilles Aug 25 '10 at 21:29
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Adobe Reader can search multiple bookmarks.

With the advanced search, you can search all PDF files in a directory and its sub-directories in a single go. By default, if you open Adobe Reader and press CTRL + F, you’ll get the normal search box. It is located at the top right in the menu bar.

To use the advanced PDF search option, you can choose Open Full Reader Search in the drop down menu of the search box or press SHIFT + CTRL + F.

Go ahead and enter the phrase you are searching for in the search box. Next choose the All PDF Documents In option under Where would you like to search heading.

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Browse to the folder where all of your PDF documents are stored and then choose the option Include Bookmarks (searches the text of any bookmarks, as viewed in the Bookmarks panel).

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I think I'm looking for a solution that's outside of Adobe Reader that will parse out text for me... – Caveatrob Sep 15 '10 at 22:01

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