Editing PDF in Preview , search problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by chameleon81, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. chameleon81 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi,

    I have a PDF file which loses its search functionality if I highlight , underline some parts of it.

    Do you know what might be the reason?
     
  2. gurth4ng macrumors newbie

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  3. lopoz macrumors regular

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    #3
    Same here.. Send a bug report to Apple here:
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html

    Here's a template:

    PDF search functionality lost after editing in Preview

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    When editing a PDF document in Preview to underline or highlight specific parts of the text, after saving the PDF, the search functionality in that PDF is lost.

    Kind regards,
    ***Your Name Here***
     
  4. lopoz macrumors regular

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  5. gurth4ng macrumors newbie

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    Still the same problem in 10.6.3.

    If you annotate and then save the document, the search functionality is lost.
     
  6. lopoz macrumors regular

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    #6
    Definitely working here..

    Screenshot shows a previously annotated PDF, opened and searched:
    [​IMG]

    I did a combo update, maybe that made a difference..
     
  7. gurth4ng macrumors newbie

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    After some more testing, it seems that the problem only exists in non-english files.

    For files written in English, search works even after annotating and saving.

    For files in other languages, after annotating and saving (and maybe closing and reopening the document), the search functionality is lost.

    :(
     
  8. docgerrard macrumors 6502

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  9. SimonH24 macrumors newbie

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    Search is searching highlighted text

    am using OSX 10.8.3

    It seems to me that when I highlight text in a pdf, searches are constrained to the text I have highlighted. I need to have View-->Highlights and Notes selected and the search terms are highlighted in that panel.

    If I remove all highlighting search behaves normally, searching all text.

    To workaround I have created a duplicate of the document for highlighting and notes and reserve non-annotated version for search (and other) purposes.

    Quite useful to constrain search to the highlights and notes but it would be nice to choose this or all.
     

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