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I have a PDF file open but it doesn't seem to be searchable. How do I troubleshoot it?

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Nov 01, 2017

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I have a PDF file open but it doesn't seem to be searchable even when I use the search tab. How do I troubleshoot it?

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I have a PDF file open but it doesn't seem to be searchable. How do I troubleshoot it?

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Hello Chrisr,

As per the description above, the PDF file is not searchable, Is that correct?

Please refer and try the steps from the following KB docs which discusses the similar issue PDF not searchable  || Link: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2297754

Generated PDF is not text searchable - RH10  Link: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1098876

You may also refer to Searching PDFs, Adobe Acrobat  Link: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/searching-pdfs.html

Hope this helps, and let us know how it goes.

Regards,

Anand Sri.

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