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There are lots of math equations that I'd like to search for (via Ctrl-F) in my PDF files, but copying them converts them to some non-descript text

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Hmm, i have no problem using the Character Map in Windows7. Just copy it into the search field (I am using pdf xchange viewer). It worked 100% for me with a PDF full of formulas.

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It might simply be that the font that's used for the search text field doesn't support displaying those particular character glyphs. Did you actually try such a search?

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