Searching Text in PDF Files

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  1. thebassoonist macrumors 6502a

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    I know Google can search text in PDF files, so I was wondering if there is a way to do this on my Mac. If there's a way to do it in Spotlight that would be best, but if not, any free search software? Thanks!
     
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  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Spotlight automatically does it, as long as the PDF is properly converted from text and not just a scanned image.
     
  4. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Spotlight does search the content of PDFs, so does the default PDF reader (Preview), and the free Adobe Reader.

    Edit: Wow, beaten twice!
     
  5. thebassoonist thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, okay, that must be the problem. Thanks!
     

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