It is easy to search the contents of one PDF file or a few PDF files. You simply open whichever PDF reader software you like most, press
There are many solutions available to this problem. The solutions listed in a previous post of mine are not applicable to PDF files because these are not plain-text files.
Adobe Reader is probably the most used and most well-known PDF reader out there. You can download it from here.
To search in multiple PDF files, launch Adobe Reader and press
After clicking on the
The results of the search will appear in the same window.
At the bottom of the Search window, untick the
If you click on a PDF file’s name in the results, that file will automatically open in an Adobe Reader window. The search keyword will be highlighted within the document.
Foxit Reader is a small PDF reading software that has all the capabilities of Adobe Reader. You can download it from here.
The steps required are exactly the same as with Adobe Reader. You launch Foxit Reader, press
The only difference is that the results will show up much faster in Foxit Reader than in Adobe Reader.
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