Searching on color

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is it possible to search multiple .pdf files for files containing a specific color.

I know I can search for text usage in multiple documents, but I specifically want to find documents that contain green or red, for example

 

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If you're asking if this can be executed from Acrobat in order to interact with the operating system and search for files in folders, I'm not sure if it is possible.

 

If it is possible, I would guess that it could be done with a plugin to search for anotations with specific colors, or some sort of batch action developed with Acrobat JavaScript (but I am not sure, so don't fully quote me on this).

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A script can only search for colors that are a part of a field or an annotation (comment). It can't search the static contents of a field for any color information. It might be possible using the Preflight tool, though.

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Acrobat can't natively do this however 3rd party tools such as Enfocus Pitstop could do this.

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