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#1 bugster0121

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:35 AM

Hi:

I am running a windows vista 32 bit operating system and was wondering if there is a fast way to search very large pdf files (over 70,000 pages). Using the find feature it takes over 1 hour per search. Is there a fast way? I tried using the free readers on line but it is not any faster. Could it be converted to a hotmail and then use google desktop?.

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Tim

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:42 AM

You'll need software that uses the XpdfText library (or one similar). PDF searching is a very complicated task. My favorite search tool is supposed to be adding this feature but as yet it is not present because of the difficulty.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:47 PM

Hi:

Thank you for responding. After trying a few pdf readers I found one (name is on my work PC and I am now home) I finally found one that will do a search in about 5-10 minutes which we can live with. Now if I can find out how to open a .zap file...

thanks again for the response.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:39 PM

Hi:

That software that will search a pdf document relatively quickly is called pdf x-change viewer put out by tracker.software.com if anyone is interested.

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Tim Swanson




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