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Enable "search and look up" tool in Acrobat Reader

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Nov 28, 2017

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Hello everyone,

Im new to Acrobat Reader and wanted to ask, if there is any possiblity to enable the search tool that normally appears in iOS, when you 3-Finger click some word.

I find that tool very helpful, especially in lectures, since it opens a small window with some explanation oder wikipedia article on the topic.

I could not find a way to enable it in the Reader (works out in other programms very well).

Thanks a lot for your help!

Nico

Hi Nico,

Sorry for the delay in response.

Have you tried selecting the word in the pdf by double-clicking on it > right-click > look up  'selected word'...... Below is the screenshot:

For touch-enabled devices, double-tap to select the word > then tap and hold the selected word to get look up option. Below is the screenshot:

Feel free to update this discussion if you need any further help.

Shivam

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Enable "search and look up" tool in Acrobat Reader

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Hello everyone,

Im new to Acrobat Reader and wanted to ask, if there is any possiblity to enable the search tool that normally appears in iOS, when you 3-Finger click some word.

I find that tool very helpful, especially in lectures, since it opens a small window with some explanation oder wikipedia article on the topic.

I could not find a way to enable it in the Reader (works out in other programms very well).

Thanks a lot for your help!

Nico

Hi Nico,

Sorry for the delay in response.

Have you tried selecting the word in the pdf by double-clicking on it > right-click > look up  'selected word'...... Below is the screenshot:

For touch-enabled devices, double-tap to select the word > then tap and hold the selected word to get look up option. Below is the screenshot:

Feel free to update this discussion if you need any further help.

Shivam

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Dec 26, 2017

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Hi Nico,

Sorry for the delay in response.

Have you tried selecting the word in the pdf by double-clicking on it > right-click > look up  'selected word'...... Below is the screenshot:

For touch-enabled devices, double-tap to select the word > then tap and hold the selected word to get look up option. Below is the screenshot:

Feel free to update this discussion if you need any further help.

Shivam

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In Adobe reader 2020.012.20048 version, when I right click on a word, there is no "look up" option in the menu. How can I search for the word? It would be really nice to access the dictionary with a 3-finger click in adobe reader as on other pages of iOS. Thanks in advance.

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