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At this point I cannot work out the difference between those that can and those that cannot be searched with Preview. Any ideas? A scan is just a picture in a pdf, a bit map image.
I use PDFPen for that. Thanks George, that makes sense. I checked and that was the case for two recent ones.
How to Search in PDF on Mac with Preview
Your help is appreciated as my frustration level is now down a notch! If you have to tell your readers how to use the Search function, you must be writing this for idiots. My last visit here, as I am not one. Sorry you feel that way Gnuut. Have a heart for the newcomers.
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We are the ones that help Apple grow! Life is one big microaggression to poor little Gnuuty, the all knowing wonder.
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Regarding Mr. As with Mr. Great way to learn. Even bright, smart, genius people are lacking knowledge in SOME area, and I find many of them and us to be more modest and polite than Mr. I hope Mr. One glaring problem in Preview search is this: No, it does not work if you put quotation marks around the phrase. I have complained to Apple numerous times about it but it does not appear they will address it since they now treat the Mac as a second class product.
But then it started working normally after about 2 minutes. Which could be another explanation for a non-searchable, searchable PDF. I have a pdf that is not searchable by mac os sierra preview program and I used Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for searching in it. Try it instead of Preview if you have a similar problem. Thank you. I want to search a specific no. Does anyone know whether you can bookmark specific pages. You can either use the menu bar or the icon for view.
After trying to search a pdf without success and realising it must have originated as a scan from earlier posts I used the export function to resave it as a new pdf. This was then searchable.
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