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Find text in PDF doc [iOS]

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Feb 02, 2016

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hi, just wondering if I can search for a word within a doc on my iphone/ipad app. I used to be able to but can't anymore??

You can tap the magnifier icon in the bottom bar to start search after you open a PDF document.  (No keyboard shortcuts are available in Acrobat Reader for iOS on iPad/iPhone.)

Please take a look at the last section (titled: "Searching within a file") in the following online Help documentation for more details.

Adobe Acrobat Help for iOS: Navigation

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Find text in PDF doc [iOS]

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hi, just wondering if I can search for a word within a doc on my iphone/ipad app. I used to be able to but can't anymore??

You can tap the magnifier icon in the bottom bar to start search after you open a PDF document.  (No keyboard shortcuts are available in Acrobat Reader for iOS on iPad/iPhone.)

Please take a look at the last section (titled: "Searching within a file") in the following online Help documentation for more details.

Adobe Acrobat Help for iOS: Navigation

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 03, 2016

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Hi,

Does the problem happen with a particular PDF document or many PDF documents?

Would you press & hold over text to see if you can actually select the text?

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If you are not able to select text, it means that your PDF document is likely a scanned PDF.

A scanned PDF document contains images of text, not real text.  That's why Acrobat Reader cannot search for a word.

Would you try different PDF documents to see if Search works in Acrobat Reader for iOS?

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New Here ,
Feb 03, 2016

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Nah I'm not stupid I can select the text. Happens on all of them. Usually ctrl+F and I can find a word. How do I do it on the iPad?

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You can tap the magnifier icon in the bottom bar to start search after you open a PDF document.  (No keyboard shortcuts are available in Acrobat Reader for iOS on iPad/iPhone.)

Please take a look at the last section (titled: "Searching within a file") in the following online Help documentation for more details.

Adobe Acrobat Help for iOS: Navigation

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