Searching for Text

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Searching for Text

If a PDF file contains text, you can search for text strings within it using the Search function.

The Search function is displayed on a tab in the utility pane on the left side of the Viewer. However, it is not displayed if the Utility Pane is hidden. In this case, select Document > Search or click the Search Document button to open the Search tab.

To search for a text string, type it in the Search Text field and click Search. The results are displayed in the Results field, indicating how many hits were found on each page of the document. You can then click on an entry in the Result field to go directly to that page.

Searches can be further customized by selecting one or more of the following search properties:

Property Description
Case-sensitive If enabled, searches will match text case.
Whole words only If enabled search results will not include sub-string matches within a word
Cumulative If enabled previous text search terms will not be cleared from the results list or cleared of text highlighting.
Show Pages If enabled will the results pane will group search results by page number.
Regex If enabled seach text will accept regular expression syntax.
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