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September 13th, 2009, 11:45 PM
How do you do a word search in a PDF document??



The Cog
September 13th, 2009, 11:50 PM
In the default PDF viewer for Ubuntu, use Ctrl-F to bring up the find dialog at the bottom of the screen. Or Edit->Find in the menus.

September 13th, 2009, 11:54 PM
I use Zotero


September 14th, 2009, 12:00 AM
Ctrl+F will do the trick whether you're using evince, acroread, etc.

Sir Jasper
September 14th, 2009, 12:37 AM

In addition to ¨find¨ sometime ¨goto¨ may also be useful as in the screenshot of the pdf version of the free Ubuntu Pocket Guide as shewn in the picture below:

http://h.imagehost.org/t/0643/Screenshot-3.jpg (http://h.imagehost.org/view/0643/Screenshot-3)

You can see that the ¨Contents¨ page is highlighted at page 4 in the left hand bar.

The red arrow above also points to page 4 but please note that the first 18 pages are indexed in Roman numerals (so the pages shown facing shewn at the bottom are iii and iv).

So say, for example, you want to go to the page with the Arabic numeral 20 you would clear the box with page four then type 38 and press return. If you wanted page 35 you would use 53.

I use this example as it may be of practical help.

My regards

PS For general information you could hover your mouse over the icons at the top of the screen or click on any of the menu items at the top of your screen.