Searchable text App

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by BossHoggin, May 19, 2008.

  1. BossHoggin macrumors newbie

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    I have a 1.1.4 unlocked 8GB iPhone.
    I have several documents that are over 1,000 words long and need a way to search for a specific word in a document. I was wondering if there was a program out there that would let me search for certain words in my word documents (it could even search a PDF or really any kind of text file). Like if you press apple-F on a Mac, you can search for a certain word. Is there anything like this for the iPhone?

    Thanks
     
  2. BossHoggin thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. brando88 macrumors 6502

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    At this point, unfortunately, the only iPhone application that allows Document searching is Safari.

    However, there is a way that you can use this to your advantage. First off, install either WildEyes.app or Docs.app (and the respective needed apps).

    Secondly you need to add the "find" bookmarklet to your Safari bookmarks, get it from here:

    [ http://www.lifeclever.com/17-powerful-bookmarklets-for-your-iphone/ ]

    Thirdly, transfer the documents you want to read onto your phone using whatever method you like best, and get searching! :p
     
  4. BossHoggin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    First of all, thank for helping!!
    But I have a problem. I am using Transmit to ssh (or ftp whatever) my word documents over. Where should I put them? I tried just putting one word document in /var/mobile/Media and when I clicked on it in WildEyes, it brought up Safari but it said "404 - Not Found" on the page. What should I do?
    Thanks again
     
  5. brando88 macrumors 6502

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    The default folder for WildEyes.app is:

    /var/mobile/Media/Sites

    Place you're files in there and it should work fine... (also for WildEyes.app make sure you have Lighttpd installed :p)
     
  6. BossHoggin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I put it in /var/mobile/Sites (I think you put Media in there on accident) and it still did not work. I have BossPrefs Lighttpd installed.
     
  7. BossHoggin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I got it. I installed the Docs app and used it instead of WildEyes and it worked perfectly. I don't know why but it did!
     

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