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Windows 7: .pdf Word Find/Ctrl+f Problem

13 Feb 2012   #1
cokane

Window 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
.pdf Word Find/Ctrl+f Problem

I have a .pdf file that will not let me Find a single word no matter what word I search for, even simple words like"the" come back with zero results... Has anyone had this happen before?

I am using adobe reader, can recommend a better document reader?


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13 Feb 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Cokane,

PDF Nitro Reader is a much better alternative to Adobe Reader.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Feb 2012   #3
Kevin Ismail

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Cokane.
As an addition to Brink.
Maybe you may have to check with the PDF content first.
Some PDF files contain real characters but others also have it as an image from scanned documents (means the letters in words are picture or graphic mode). And also combination of both types.
You may check it by by selecting the icon [the selection tools for text and image] do try selecting the words, if words are properly selected then your file is text, but when by the same way it turns to be a rectangle, then your file contains graphic/image.

For the latter, it's totally not possible to search any word or character in it.
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13 Feb 2012   #4
cokane

Window 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Cokane,

PDF Nitro Reader is a much better alternative to Adobe Reader.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks this works, and will make doing my C++ homework easier.
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13 Feb 2012   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. Glad that we could help.
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