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mgroen
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search in PDF files?

Post by mgroen » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:05 pm

Hi,

Is Everything able to search for contents in a collection of PDF files?

Thanks,
M

NotNull
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Re: search in PDF files?

Post by NotNull » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:22 pm

Yes. See viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8671 (for example. Use the forum search function for more)

void
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Re: search in PDF files?

Post by void » Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:50 am

To search PDF files you will need Windows 10 or Windows 7 with Adobe Reader 9.

To search file content, please try the content: search function.

For example, to search for the content "To be or not to be" in pdf files, modified this year, search for:
ext:pdf dm:thisyear content:"To be or not to be"

Note: File content is not indexed. Searching file content will be very slow.
For the best performance, combine the content: search with other search filters.

Please try the Advanced Search under the search menu and set the "A word or phrase in the file" field.
For the best performance, set as many fields in the Advanced Search as possible.

horst.epp
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Re: search in PDF files?

Post by horst.epp » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:58 am

void wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:50 am
To search PDF files you will need Windows 10 or Windows 7 with Adobe Reader 9.

To search file content, please try the content: search function.

For example, to search for the content "To be or not to be" in pdf files, modified this year, search for:
ext:pdf dm:thisyear content:"To be or not to be"

Note: File content is not indexed. Searching file content will be very slow.
For the best performance, combine the content: search with other search filters.

Please try the Advanced Search under the search menu and set the "A word or phrase in the file" field.
For the best performance, set as many fields in the Advanced Search as possible.
I don't see the absolute need for Acrobat Reader 9 here.
There are many other programs which also install IFilter for PDF.

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