Chapter 7. Searching PDFs

Have you ever turned your office upside down searching for that paper you know you filed in the drawer behind your desk? It's there, you know it…and yet you can't find it. Well, if you had implemented a PDF workflow and stored your files electronically, finding and retrieving any document would take a matter of seconds using Adobe Reader.

Adobe Reader offers you a powerful search engine to perform full-text searches in PDF documents on your local computer, on a network server, on a CD-ROM, or hosted on the Internet. Using Reader's basic and advanced search features, you can search through thousands of files and locate documents quickly and easily.

Using the Find Toolbar

You can perform simple text searches with either one ...

Get Adobe Reader 7 Revealed: Working Effectively with Acrobat PDF Files now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.