Some explaination on preview

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MacBH928, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. MacBH928 macrumors 68030


    May 17, 2008

    My question might sound dumb but, I was doing a search for text in a pdf document in preview...this is an image of what I got


    Now I understand that the text I am searching for only appears in the following pages, but what are the lines next to them?

    I figured that they mean how often the text I am searching for appears in that page, but its not

    for example page 42 above , has the word I am searching for appears just 1 time and it has a long set of lines
    and page 81 which has just 1 line, the words appears in it 11 times!

    so what are these set of lines next to the page numbers?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Supposedly they're relevancy meters... but as you have found out they aren't particularly meaningful.

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