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Can anyone verify whether this live text is 'searchable' or crawled by search engines, Google etc?

Explorer ,
Jul 06, 2023 Jul 06, 2023

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Noticed this today and presume its a pretty new feature when uploading publications.
Can anyone verify whether this live text is 'searchable' or crawled by search engines, Google etc?

 

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Adobe Employee , Jul 14, 2023 Jul 14, 2023

Hi @Russ W,

 

I appreciate your patience, and I want to thank you for bringing up your question. In addition to what our expert Steve has suggested, I also checked with the team about your question, and they confirmed that this new search and select text functionality is not searchable by Google or other search engines.

 

Hope it answers your question.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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Community Expert ,
Jul 07, 2023 Jul 07, 2023

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It doesn't say one way or the other in the public documentation. I think it's intended for manual search and copy. This is from the Help file:

 

  • Allow viewers to Search and Copy text in the published document: Viewers can search and copy text from the published document. This option is enabled by default with InDesign 18.4 and later. You can search for text within your published documents on any device. However, you can only copy text from published documents on desktops and laptops.

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Jul 14, 2023 Jul 14, 2023

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Hi @Russ W,

 

I appreciate your patience, and I want to thank you for bringing up your question. In addition to what our expert Steve has suggested, I also checked with the team about your question, and they confirmed that this new search and select text functionality is not searchable by Google or other search engines.

 

Hope it answers your question.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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Jul 17, 2023 Jul 17, 2023

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Perfect, thanks for investigating 🙂

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Mar 06, 2024 Mar 06, 2024

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@Steve Werner@HARSHIKA_VERMA , other PubOL users ---- I've seen the same marketing language on Adobe website that you mentioned, but I do not see a search function in Publish OL docs I create even though I check that option when exporting. Safari, Edge, Chrome - it isn't there for me. I'm using InDesign v 19.2. I would love to let me clients know live text search is available . . . any help or ideas? Thank you in advance! Screen cap of my lower right menu.png

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Mar 06, 2024 Mar 06, 2024

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Very possible I'm not initiating search correctly . . . your insight would be much appreciated

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Mar 06, 2024 Mar 06, 2024

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I'm experiencing the same problem in InDesign 19.2. Here's what it should look like according to the documentation:

 

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But that option DOESN'T appear in the ...(more) options menu!

 

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Mar 06, 2024 Mar 06, 2024

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@Steve Werner Oh wow, thank. you for sharing that! hopefully it will appear there soon. 

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Mar 06, 2024 Mar 06, 2024

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@Steve Werner@HARSHIKA_VERMA, (mild update) I found a "Find in page" icon on touch screen (phone) after touching ". . ." in lower right. Touching that icon does nothing. ALSO,  when I touch the 3 vertical dots in upper right (android phone function I believe) "Find in page" is an option and it does not find words I search. The page appears to be an image on my phone . . . I could be wrong, a hunch

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Mar 06, 2024 Mar 06, 2024

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@Russ W, your question isn't quite solved yet. unfortunately right now there is no text search function available in Pub OL yet. Maybe unchecking "solved / correct answer" will help gain more attention to this.

 

The search of text function in Adobe Acrobat is really nice (Find text or tools) . . . this function in a Publish Online document would be wonderful when it does actually appear (hopefully Adobe is just working out some bugs and it will be avails soon) 

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 08, 2024 Mar 08, 2024

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Hi All,

 

The "Find in Page" option comes in the touch devices like if you open the link in the mobile device, you will see "Find in Page" option under those 3 dots. 

 

However, if you press CTRL + F or CMD+ F on your published link in the browser on your laptop. You would be able to do the search. 

 

The search functionality is working at my end on both laptop and mobile browser. 


 

I agree that Acrobat Search is really cool and definitely I will check with the team about the improvement scope and will share your feedback with the team.

 

Let me know if that helps.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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Thanks, Harshika,

 

YES! I can use Cmd/Ctrl-F on my laptop to search a Publish Online document. And yes, the option under the ... (more) menu is only for touch devlces. 

 

The problem is the Cmd/Ctrl-F option is NOT in the documentation!

 

 

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