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0answers
19 views

How search all pdfs in a folder and get a list of files containing the search entry

Using Adobe Reader, I can do an advanced search and find all the pdfs containing the search entry. However I can't seem to export text of the search results. I can highlight the names of the files ...
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1answer
166 views

Search through PDF with word distance?

Is it possible to search in a PDF ( via acrobat reader / foxit) - text with word distance ? For example : I'm looking for the word "static" and I know that another word which is "field" - should ...
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0answers
62 views

Adobe Reader X fast find not working?

If I open a lengthy PDF, and search for something it has to look through it and it takes a long while. However, it seems if I do queries like this for over an hour, and come back and open the pdf ...
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1answer
48 views

Spotlight search with context?

I'd like to perform searches so that: 1) It can search in the text in a large number of pdf files. Specifically, I want to search within a directory with nested directories several layer deep, and ...
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0answers
20 views

Quickly move browser viewed PDF to local PDF reader

I have a problem where I wish to open PDF's in Adobe Reader so that I can search through them. When I open them in my web browser (I am using Chrome) under some sites I can't search through them, ...
1
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1answer
106 views

Editd PDF Keywords but cannot search through them

I just finished scanning more than 10,000 documents and I save them as PDF but as they're scanned so I cannot search through their contents. Then I decided to use this program and add some keyword to ...
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2answers
103 views

How to search. pdf links on a given web page?

I have this rss page with a lot of links to .pdf files. The thing is to search for certain strings inside those. pdfs, without the need to open them one by one, and do the search for each one, ...
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1answer
549 views

Full text search in multiple PDF documents on Windows [duplicate]

Is there a tool for Windows that would enable me to search multiple PDF files (saved in one directory/subdirectories)? I'm aware of this question at SO, but it gives answers only for Linux users. Are ...
2
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1answer
254 views

Windows Search OCR plugin/extension

Is there any plugin or solution available to let Windows Search index text in graphic pages embedded into pdf files. Something like the amazing Omnipage OCR plugin which was available for Google ...
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1answer
3k views

How to find out why is text not searchable in a PDF (and make it searchable)

I have a PDF article (not created by me). However, I can not search for text in the PDF. All PDF viewers I've tried return zero results for words that are obviously in there. I've tried with Adobe ...
2
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2answers
191 views

Is there any way to search for phrase in multiple pdfs simultaneously

Is there any way to search for phrase in multiple pdfs simultaneously? For example I have openned 4 pdfs and I look for phrase: "cat" in all of them at the same time?
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4answers
2k views

How can I search multiple PDF files that have OCR?

I have thousands upon thousands of PDF files that have OCR. It's great when you have one open but I want to be able to find PDF files in a folder that contain X. Adobe seems to have something build in ...
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1answer
38 views

Verifying the text content of PDFs

My website has a file repository, that includes text search - it not only searches the files' titles, but also their set properties and contents. The problem is, some of the files have not been saved ...
2
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3answers
1k views

Linux, how to search some text in a PDF File

I would like to search some text in a PDF file. For example, where is the word "go to" in my PDF? If you find it, what page is there? I find this command line : find /TEMP -name 'manu.pdf' -exec ...
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2answers
2k views

Howto search in PDFs using regular expressions?

Usually I use Notepad++ to search in file(s) using regular expressions. Today I am wondering if there is a PDF program that does the same for PDFs. Of course I could convert the PDF to text and use ...
2
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1answer
621 views

Can't search for a certain word in a PDF on OS X

I'm searching this PDF (84 pages) for the word 'software', which appears regularly – but neither Safari or Preview can find it. If I search for 'soft' it finds instances like "VISSOFT', which is ...
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2answers
305 views

Is there a way to search for Greek letters in a PDF file?

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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1answer
2k views

Searching a PDF in Adobe Acrobat and Reader returns incorrect results

Using Control-f or the binoculars icon to search for a word takes you to random points in the file.
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3answers
806 views

Search pdf for 'eight' but not 'weight'

My neighbor is trying to search a pdf file for the word 'eight' but doesn't want 'weight', 'eighty' or other instances where 'eight' is within a larger string. She searched for ' eight ' (with spaces ...
3
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1answer
977 views

Software to manage a library of searchable PDF documents

What Linux software would you recommend for managing a library of searchable PDF documents? I have a Fujitsu S500 document scanner, and have been using the Windows software that came with it to scan ...
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1answer
74 views

Need my PDF to be searchable when clicked

I have a link to a PDF on a site that the client wants to make searchable. It can be searched using Adobe reader's default search thingee. But, it has just come to my attention that when viewing it on ...
17
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5answers
5k views

search PDFs with non-standard character encodings

Some PDF files produce garbage ("mojibake") when you copy text (even though they render OK). This makes it impossible to search them (whatever you search for will not match the garbage). Does anyone ...
1
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1answer
417 views

User-friendly program to create editable & searchable pdf files, like tax & application forms and such?

Can somebody recommend user-friendly program that will create ( or convert from Excel & Word, or OpenOffice) editable pdf forms. You know like tax forms, that some of us filled out. Where you can ...
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2answers
4k views

How to enable forward search in Adobe Reader from TeXnicCenter?

I am creating a LaTeX document in TeXnicCenter with LaTeX => PDF profile. There is a feature which allows to open and scroll auto-generated PDF to the paragraph that is under the cursor in ...
4
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7answers
3k views

Free way to perform a text search in PDF and Excel files

Is there a free way to perform a text search in PDF and XLS (Excel spreadsheet) files? I want to be able to find a specific word in these type of files. Is there a free tool for that?
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2answers
14k views

Windows 7 x64 Pro not indexing PDF content?

In an attemp to get rid of all the paper clutter that I receive each day, I started scanning and ORCing all my important documents last year. I was using Windows Desktop Search on Vista to index my ...
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2answers
263 views

How to manage and use PDF most efficently on windows [closed]

School is back and we will receive thousands of bad formated pdf documents in tons of different versions and formats from a dozen of professors and other students. So i will need some way to handle ...