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What's wrong? Why can't I get Acrobat Pro DC to do proximity searches like I did with Pro XI

New Here ,
May 05, 2016 May 05, 2016

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I am long-time user of Acrobat Pro. I am accustomed to use proximity searches over multiple documents. I got a new Dell Win10 computer so upgraded to Pro DC. But "ALL OF THE WORDS" proximity search always produces same results as "ANY OF THE WORDS". I can't discover a reason except a flaw in DC. Should I resume Pro XI?

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New Here ,
Aug 10, 2020 Aug 10, 2020

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Kenneth -- It's four years since your posting but I'm also having problems that are slightly different than yours.  The proximity tick box stays grey until I choose "match all of the words".  The choice of "any of the words" greys out the promimity search making it not available.  I'm hoping to receive some help from an Acrobat specialist tomorrow so I'll keep this forum updated.  By the way, I have yet to find instructions on how to enter the search keys.  I'm assuming it's two words but I don't know the syntax.  Any ideas or references?  Thank you.

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Aug 11, 2020 Aug 11, 2020

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In the preferences of Acrobat change the value of "Range of words for Proximity searches".

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